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Peter Nicholas FRBS, ARCA

Selected artist profile information for this deceased British Sculptor (1934 - 2015)
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Sculptor Peter Nicholas FRBS, ARCA
Peter Nicholas

About Peter Nicholas

Peter 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 Nicholas

2008 - 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
Riverside Gallery
Wrescam Arts Centre
Wales Watercolours Society
Aberystwyth University
St. Davids Gallery
Welsh Contemporary Artists
20th Century British Art
Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Simmons Gallery
West of England Academy
The Gallery Cork Street
Chichester Festival
Woodlands Gallery
Woburn Art Gallery
Sculpture at Renshaw
The Royal Society of British Sculptors
56 Group
International Sculpture Chelsea
Harbour London
Young Contemporaries
Toys ICA Gallery.

Biography / CV of Peter Nicholas

My 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 Nicholas

The 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 Nicholas

Awarded major Arts Council travelling scholarship in 1968.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Peter Nicholas

1991 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 Nicholas

Sculpture and drawings in private and public collections in UK, Europe and America

Associate Lecturer University College of Wales Swansea 199.

Qualifications / Education of Peter Nicholas

Ebbw 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 Nicholas

CE 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 Experience

Returned 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 Work

Peter Nicholas's work has a price range of around £4,200

Mediums utilised

Peter Nicholas's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Peter 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 Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Peter 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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Although it seemed a daunting project to commission a sculpture on the internet with a tight deadline, Plamen Dimitrov in Bulgaria made it as easy as possible for me in Brazil by producing a series of little clay sketches after each email and sending photos it seemed by return. He worked round the clock and was incredibly intuitive with his understanding of what I wanted. This was despite an 8 hour time difference and having poor English as our common language. He w... [Read more]
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