British (b. 1931)
Etching with aquatint
Signed and dated in pencil
Printed at Central School of Art, London, on Crisbrook hand-made paper, by Michael Harrison.
Published by the artist in an edition of seventy-five numbered impressions. Full margins.
55 x 35 cm
Provenance: Quay Gallery, San Francisco.
Acquired in 2012 at Clark Fine Art, Sherman Oaks, California
More information on Brian Wall
In 1956 he started making his own welded steel sculptures and was elected a member of the Penwith Society, exhibiting his work in the annual shows. Exhibitions at the Drian Gallery in London along with other St Ives artist’s in the late 1950s brought his work to London which prompted his move away from Cornwall in the early 1960s. Exhibitions in London included Tate Gallery, British Sculpture in the Sixties (1965) and Battersea Park London, Sculpture in the Open Air (1966).
Brian Wall’s was also included in an exhibition, Aspects of New British Art, which toured to five states in Australia the same year. In 1968 he was commissioned to produce a sculpture for the new town of Thornaby on Tees, which for many years was the largest contemporary sculpture in England.