Austin Wright - A Sculptor's Drawings

6 Jul 2013 – 27 Jul 2013

Event times

Monday to Saturday, 10am - 1pm and 2 - 5pm

Cost of entry

Free entry

Zillah Bell Gallery

Thirsk, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Thirsk Train Station

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An exhibition of drawings and prints by Yorkshire sculptor Austin Wright (1911-1997) offers a rare opportunity to see a superb collection of work by an artist regarded in 1955 as ‘the most gifted sculptor working in Britain today'. A natural successor to Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, only a year after becoming a full time sculptor Wright was selected to show in the British Council's 1956 ‘Younger British Sculptors' exhibition alongside Kenneth Armitage, Lynn Chadwick, Elizabeth Frink and Eduardo Paolozzi. Wright's drawings reveal a fascination with the geometry of plant forms, his interest in rock formations and his underlying love of the Yorkshire landscape.

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