Flanagan, Barry (1941-2009)

Barry Flanagan was a Welsh sculptor. His oeuvre consists of bronze representations of an-thropomorphic figures, animals, and creatures of lore. Flanagan’s work employs an elongated stylization of form, similar to Alberto Giacometti, but incorporates it towards a humorous end. He developed his idiosyncratic style within the context of his peers, who were focused on making austere, Minimalist sculpture. Born on January 11, 1941 in Prestatyn, Wales, he studied architecture at Birmingham College of Art and Crafts, and sculpture at Saint Mar-tin's School of Art in London. His works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Tate Gallery in London, the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Ghent, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others. Flanagan died on August 31, 2009 in Ibiza, Spain.

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