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Peter Nicholas FRBS, ARCASelected artist profile information for this deceased British Sculptor (1934 - 2015)
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About Peter NicholasPeter Nicholas Started his career in art young - studying at the Cardiff Art School and the Royal College of Art. He has exhibited all over Britain, where his art is sought after for public and private collections. Working largely in stone and marble, his versatile chisel creates miniature and massive work. One of the greats of the old school.
Exhibition History of Peter Nicholas2008 - Artparks International Guernsey
The Sladmore Gallery
Welsh Arts Council
Royal College of Art
Nene College North Hants
National Museum of Wales
Welsh Drawing Arts Council
Wales Drawing Biennale
Glynn Vivian Gallery
Wrescam Arts Centre
Wales Watercolours Society
St. Davids Gallery
Welsh Contemporary Artists
20th Century British Art
Newport Museum and Art Gallery
West of England Academy
The Gallery Cork Street
Woburn Art Gallery
Sculpture at Renshaw
The Royal Society of British Sculptors
International Sculpture Chelsea
Toys ICA Gallery.
Biography / CV of Peter NicholasMy first commission of quality and size was given me in 1964 by Col Sire William Crawshay, since then figurative and non figurative work has given me equal opportunty to explore many different materials and methods of fabricating sculpture.
Artist Statement of Peter NicholasThe above lists indicate a variety of commissions and my involvement over the last 10/15 years. Although generally thought of as a CE Direct Carver. I have selected images which hopefully illustrates a wider interest in materials suitable for differing environments. Size, sculptural language and communication through visual and tactile identity all have fascination which I enjoy sharing with the general public. Currently I am finishing a Memorial to Ivor Novello a 1.5x life size seated bronze on a granity plinth for Cardiff Bay. Two years of enjnoyable work.
Awards and Prizes of Peter NicholasAwarded major Arts Council travelling scholarship in 1968.
Acquisitions / Collections of work by Peter Nicholas1991 CE Guto, The Running Man, A Commermorative bronze commissioned for the valley town, Mountain Ash
1992 CE Mari Llwyd, Astory from Welsh folklore 2m high for bronze commissioned for the Garden Festival, Ebbw Vale
1993 CE Mother Sea a 3 ton carving in Portland stone, from the CE Mermaid series for the seaside resort Porthcawl
1996 Three carvings in Portuguese CERose marble fhr the Royal Caribbean Cruise Liner
1996 A carved, low relief sculpture in Welsh slate for Col Sire William and Lady Crawshay
1997 Four marble carvings for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Liner CE Enchantment of the Seas
1997 Water sculpture for Aberystwyth, the CE Book sculpture is fabricated from Welsh slate
1998 A memorial sculpture to Eddie Thomas, Boxer, Manager and Collier. A life size bronze and stone sculpture for Merthyr Tydfil
1999/2000 The Celtic Manor Resort, A carving in marble for the speciality Restaurant and two sculptural murals 700 square ft
2000 Cwmbran New Town CE The Cwmbran Giant Bronze 8 ft
2001/02 John Charles Portrait Bronze
2002 Queensway District Centre, Stone sculpture, Weston super mare
2002/03 Design project memorial to the CE destroyer Chatham
2003 Presentation bronze CE Welsh Young musical Threatre singer of the year Dunvant Male voice Choir, bronze releif for a War memorial, Cwnfelinfach, Caerphily, commemorative medal Dylan Thomas the Royal Mint
2004 The Edward Alleyn Memorial Project, Dulwich Society
2005 Desing the Memorial Sculpture to Ivor Novello 1.5 life size bronze on granite, Cardiff Bay
2006 Full size Novellosculpture completed perpared for bronze casting
2007 RNLI Cardiff Sailing Memorial Trophy Bronze
2008 Bronze Portraiture Swansea City Supporters Club.
Public Works of Peter NicholasSculpture and drawings in private and public collections in UK, Europe and America
Associate Lecturer University College of Wales Swansea 199.
Qualifications / Education of Peter NicholasEbbw Vale County Grammer School
Cardif Art School 1951 to 1956 (Studied sculpture with Frank Roper and Jeff Milson)
Studies interrupted by National Service in the Royal Navy 1956 to 1958.
London, Royal College of Art 1958 to 1961 studied sculpture under Professor John Skeaping and Professor Bernard Meadows.
Publications / Media / Bibliography of Peter NicholasCE Art in Architecture, An Architects Choice, Eugene Rosenberg, Thames and Hudson 1990
CE The encyclopaedia of sculpture Techniques, John W Mills 1990
CE Teaching Art in Wales, National Curriculum, Alan Torjusson Uni of Wales Press 1996
CE Whos Who in Art
Debretts CE People of Today 2001
Wales Video Gallery (Wales Screen and Sound Archive) National Library, Aberystwyth 2003
CE Back to the Front F Xavier Bosch, Barcelona 2003
CE The Sculptors Bible, John Plowman, 2005 A and C Black London
Burkes Landed Gentry 19th edition.
Teaching ExperienceReturned to live in Wales in 1962
Appointed lecturer in sculpture and drawing studies at Newport Art School in Gwent in 1963
Appointed Head of Foundation studies at Newport until 1980
Appointed Head of School, faculty of Art and Design at Swansea, resigned 1988
Lectured member of the Welsh sculpture Trust
Sculptor Director of Sculpture at Margam
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors 1993
Elected member of the Watercolour Society of Wales 1996
Internationally represented by Poole Fine Art Glos UK
Sculpture and drawings in private and.
Price Range of WorkPeter Nicholas's work has a price range of around £4,200
Mediums utilisedPeter Nicholas's work is found in the following materials:
Artwork CategorisedPeter Nicholas's work is found in the following categories on site:
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitionsPeter Nicholas's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2009 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2008 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2005 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2004 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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