Thursby, Peter (1930-2011)

Peter Thursby's work has a power through its simplicity of structure and its combination of materials.He has produced work, large and small, in bronze, aluminium, stainless steel, slate, stone and sterling silver. He has held over 20 Solo Exhibitions in London and other cities, nationally. These include public Museums in Exeter, Salisbury, Guernsey and Dorchester.He was privileged to be the Millennium Sculptor at Exeter Museum and it was for that exhibition that he started the successful "Optimism"  series, the first beingMillennium Optimism", in stainless steel.  There was also a limited edition of a small version, in sterling silver. He has carried out 13 Public Commissions in the UK and USA.The large bronze in Guildhall Square, Exeter, commissioned by Exeter City Council to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen's Silver Jubilee, led to the commissioning of a large fountain bronze "Jubilee" in Dallas.  Other fountain bronzes are in London, Tunbridge Wells and upstate New York. He is the Past President of the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.He has an Hon. Doctorate from the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is represented by the Anthony Hepworth Gallery, London.

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