Clive Duncan

Sculptor

 

 

Clive Duncan  FRBS RBA SPS NDD

Sculptor / Teacher / Lecturer


clive duncan sculptor studioFellow Royal British Society of Sculptors
Royal Society of British Artists
Society of Portrait Sculptors

1973 - 1993 Principal Lecturer in Sculpture
The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art
London Guildhall University

1991 - 1993 Acting Head of Fine Art
The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art
London Guildhall University

1973 - 1993 President. Thomas Heatherley Trust

Clive Duncan was born in 1944, and his focus for the past forty-five years has been making, teaching and discussing sculpture. Following his studies at Camberwell School of Art, London, and City & Guilds of London Sculpture School, as well as having been a Sculpture Assistant to Kim James, Uli Nimptch RA, David McFall RA, James Butler RA and Cubitt Bevis FRBS, Duncan became a dedicated teacher himself - tutoring many now recognised sculptors - having recently finished as the Acting Head of the Fine Arts Department of the Sir John Cass School of Art.

His work has been exhibited numerous times since 1968 at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and the artist has been commissioned for a number of pieces over this period, including portraits of Myfanwy Piper and Sir John Mortimer, as well as producing the Trafalgar Crown Coin for the Royal Mint. Duncan has also worked with Sotheby’s London as a Design Consultant and continues to give public lectures, for instance at the Victoria & Albert Museum and recently at the National Portrait Gallery.

Although Duncan is highly committed to trueness of form with sensitive handling for modelled sculpture, the medium in the end is but a vehicle for illuminating significant themes within the fabric of life. He quotes Gottfried Richter in reference to that which forms basis for his practice, “Art makes visible otherwise hidden cultural and psychological forces”

1944. b. London. England.
1961 - 1964 High Wycombe College of Art, Buckinghamshire. Intermediate Arts and Crafts Bucks Art Major Scholarship
1964 - 1966 Camberwell School of Art, London. National Diploma in Design. Sculpture and Lettercutting. Under Sidney Sheppard and Giacomo Baraggli
1966 - 1968 City & Guilds School of Art, London. Sculpture. Post Graduate Sculpture Under James Butler RA and David McFall RA
Sculpture Assistant to: Kim James, Uli Nimptch RA Master of Sculpture RA Schools, David McFall RA, James Butler RA and Cubitt Bevis FRBS
1969 - 1971 Lecturer in Sculpture, Drawing and Anatomy Heatherley School of Fine Art, London. Head of School.
1971 - 1972 Heatherley-Wilson School of Art.
1973 - 1993 Principal Lecturer i/c Sculpture School Sir John Cass Faculty of Art London Guildhall University, (now Metropolitan)
1990 - 1993 Acting Head of the Fine Art Department Sir John Cass Faculty of Art London Guildhall University (Metropolitan)
1973 - 1993 President. Thomas Heatherley Educational Trust 1993 - External Assessor for Sculpture Diploma. 
1993 -  Heatherley School of Fine Art, London.
Visiting Tutor City and Guilds Sculpture School, Slade Summer The Heatherley School of Fine Art
 

Exhibitions

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibitions
1968 - 1969 - 1971 - 1975 - 1979 - 1981 - 1982 1987 - 1988 - 1993 - 1996

1968 Glasgow Institute of Fine Art
1968 Goldsmith's Hall, London
1968 Guildhall Art Gallery, London
1974 Guildhall Art Gallery, London.
1978 Guildhall Art Gallery, London (One-man-show)
1978 Nicholas Treadwell Gallery, London
1981 Portland Sculpture Park, Dorset
1983 Playhouse Gallery, Harlow (One-man-show)
1993  Henley Management College. RBS Show
1994 Oxfordshire Arts. Barn Gallery,Culham
1995 Oxfordshire Arts. Barn Gallery,Culham
1995 Henley Festival of Music and Arts. RBA Show
1996 Henley Festival of Music and Arts. RBA Show
1996 - 2007 Royal Society of British Artists. Mall Galleries.
1998 Society of Portrait Sculptors. Cork Street, London
1999 Society of Portrait Sculptors. Cork Street, London
1999 Henley Festival of Music and Arts. RBA Show
2001 Henley Festival of Music and Arts. RBA Show
2003 Sculpture at Renishaw Hall. Selected artists
2004 Museum of Reading. The John Piper Exhibition
2004 Purchase of the Myfanwy Piper Portrait
  Museum and Art Gallery of Reading.
   
Prizes

 
1962  The Bucks Art Major Scholarship
1965  Leon Underwood 3rd Prize for Drawing
2001  The Surdivall Memorial Prize. RBA
2002  The Scott Goodman Harris Sculpture Award RBA
2003  The Scott Goodman Harris Sculpture Award RBA
   
 

Commissions:


PORTRAITS

Mrs Fletcher
Robert Rudd. General Manager of Sotheby's. Bond Street, London David Telfer Smollett. Croxton Park, Hunts
Patrick Telfer Smollett. St James, London.
Frederick Stenner, Shiplake Gardener.
Sydney Klugman, Artist and Art Therapist
Myfanwy Piper. Librettist and Writer. Wife of John Piper. Reading Museum Sir John Mortimer. Writer and Barrister
James Bennett
Sam Gipple.
Col. Sandy Sanford. US Army


Coins:


Royal Mint


The Trafalgar Crown
The VC Fifty Pence Piece. (Circulated) The Iraq Civilian Medal
The Trafalgar Medallion


Sculptures and Inscriptions:


The Trades Union Congress Memorial. Manchester. Westmorland Slate Birmingham Civic Centre. City Coat of Arms
Bernard Tussaud Memorial. Cadogan Catholic Church, Chelsea. Insignia. Army. Lark Hill. Royal Artillery
Royal Standard. Royal Courts of Law. Abu Dharbi
Thomas More Statue Base. Chelsea Old Church, Embankment. Sculptor (Cubitt Bevis FRBS)
The Snowdrop Bronze Figure. Snowdrop Garden, High Wycombe, Bucks. The Child Bereavement Charity.


Exhibition Design Consultancy:


Sothebys Bond Street, London
The Portland Sculpture Park, Dorset.

Exhibitions Designed for Sothebys:


MAN IN SPACE
A retrospective exhibition of the work of Raymond Lowey including his work for the NASA Space Programme.
The interiors of the Saturn and Shuttle vehicles.

TREASURES POSSESSIONS

Works of art, furniture and ceramics from the great houses in Britain. The Historic Houses Association

THE TURNER PAINTINGS. THE LORD CLARK COLLECTION


Public Lectures:


FROM LOST WAX TO FOUND BRONZE

The Victoria and Albert Museum Gallery Talk and Film

FASHION, FETISHISM AND FINE ART
London Guildhall University

THE HUMAN FIGURE AS SCULPTURE, OBJECT AND METAPHOR
The City and Guilds Sculpture Sculpture

The Heatherley School of Fine Art

SCULPTURE AND OBJECT CONSCIOUSNESS
The Slade Sculpture Summer School

The Heatherley School of Fine Art

PORTRAIT SCULPTURE

The National Portrait Gallery, London. For the Society of Portrait Sculptors


Conferences:


A PLACE FOR SCULPTURE                  SITE SPECIFIC ART

Kingston Polytechnic                         Museum of Modern Art, Oxford


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