London based photo library The Bridgeman Art Library have been chosen by the Estate of Barry Flanagan to administer and license the copyright of his artwork.
Barry Flanagan RA OBE (1941 – 2009) began his career as a minimalist but later became internationally renowned for his distinctive bronze figures of leaping hares.
Barry Flanagan was born in Prestatyn, North Wales, studying at Birmingham College of Art and Crafts (1957–1958) before going on to Saint Martin’s School of Art in London in 1964, where he later taught.
During the late 1960s Flanagan created temporary works of poured sand and draped cloth and biomorphic forms made of stitched, dyed hessian filled with plaster and sand. After 1973 most of his works were free-standing, permanent objects.
The popularity of Flanagan’s work greatly increased when he began making sculptures of hares which were anthropomorphically expressive. Flanagan represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1982. A major retrospective of his work was held at the Fundación ‘La Caixa’ Madrid in 1993 and following his death at Tate Britain in 2011/2012.
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