The Art Room
Margaret Lovell D.Litt(Hon), DipFA(Lond),FRBS,RWA
19th October to 10th November 2013
Margaret Lovell is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning
Reminiscent of Brancusi, Moore and Hepworth, Lovell’s works are
distinguishable by their complex simplicity; the abstracted forms are
both powerful and graceful; visually arresting.
She has been valued by the serious collector since first showing with
Marjorie Parr in London in the sixties. This current exhibition at The Art
Room will focus on a unique collection of sculpture, drawings and prints
from 1956 to date, many of which have not been seen before.
Lovell studied at the West of England College of Art (1956-60) before
going to the Slade School of Fine Art in London and later the Academy
of Fine Art in Florence. Lovell recounts the rigours of the ‘Slade regime’
in her book written by Peter Davies, she describes this time as ‘Pivotally
important’ to her.
She is a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and a Royal West
of England Academician. She has recently been awarded an honorary
Doctorate of Letters by the University of Leicester for her distinguished
contribution to sculpture.
Margaret has had many solo exhibitions in London and the provinces.
Both public and private commissions have been undertaken in the UK
and the USA. These include a 6m bronze Spinnaker for Grafham Water,
Cambridgeshire, a 2m bronze for Barclays Bank in Bristol and the World
Sailing Championship Trophies for John Player. More recently she has
been commissioned to make award sculptures for Unilever which have
been sent all over the world.
There will be sculptures available for sale from between £395 and £9,000
these will include a number of highly sought after older pieces such as
the iconic bronze ‘Augustine Head’ cast in 1956, Zig Zag Wall cast in
1958 and Maze Tree from 1964. Alongside these will be many
exceptional drawings and prints.
Margaret will be giving a gallery talk on Sunday 3rd November at
4.00pm. (Booking in advance is essential) see website for details
The Art Room, 8A The Strand, Topsham, Devon, EX3 OJB.
Phone 0771 848 0604