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Richard Deacon (born August 15, 1949) is a British sculptor. August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Sculpture is a three-dimensional form created as an artistic expression. ...


Born in Bangor in Wales, Deacon studied at the Somerset College of Art in Taunton, St Martin's School of Art in London and the Royal College of Art, also in London. He left the Royal College in 1977, and went on to study part time at the Chelsea School of Art. Deacon's first one man show came in 1978 in Brixton. Bangor, in Gwynedd, North Wales, UK, is one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Map sources for Taunton at grid reference ST2324 Taunton is the county town of Somerset, England. ... Central Saint Martins at Holborn The Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, (or Central Saint Martins) is one of the leading colleges of art and design in England. ... Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the most populous city in the European Union, with an estimated population on 1 January 2005 of 7,421,328 and a metropolitan area population of between 12 and 14 million. ... The Royal College of Art in South Kensington, London. ... The Chelsea College of Art and Design, previously called the Chelsea School of Art (1928-2001), is part of the University of the Arts London. ... Brixton is an area of South London, part of the London Borough of Lambeth. ...


Deacon's work is abstract, but often alludes to anatomical functions. His works are often constructed from everyday materials such as laminated plywood, and he calls himself a "fabricator" rather than a "sculptor". His early pieces are typically made up of sleek curved forms, with later works sometimes more bulky. Abstract art is now generally understood to mean art that does not depict objects in the natural world, but instead uses shapes and colours in a non-representational or subjective way. ... Plywood was the first type of engineered wood to be invented. ...


Deacon's body of work includes small-scale works suitable for showing in art galleries, as well as much larger pieces shown in sculpture gardens and objects made for specific events, such as dance performances. An art gallery or art museum is a space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art, and usually primarily paintings and sculpture. ... The Esplanade Ernest-Cormier, a sculpture garden in Montreal, with Melvin Charneys work Colonnes allégoriques. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance (from Old French dance, further history unknown) generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression (see also body language) or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ...


Deacon won the Turner Prize in 1987, having previously having been nominated in 1984. The Turner Prize is an annual prize given to a British visual artist under 50, named after the painter J.M.W. Turner. ...


External link

  • Actual exhibitions, works in museums and galleries
  • Deacon at Sculpture.org.uk
    • Portfolio

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Richard Deacon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (201 words)
Richard Deacon (born August 15, 1949) is a British sculptor.
Born in Bangor in Wales, Deacon studied at the Somerset College of Art in Taunton, St Martin's School of Art in London and the Royal College of Art, also in London.
Deacon's body of work includes small-scale works suitable for showing in art galleries, as well as much larger pieces shown in sculpture gardens and objects made for specific events, such as dance performances.
Richard Deacon. Sculptor. (717 words)
Richard Deacon : Richard Deacon was born in Bangor, Wales in 1949.
Richard Deacon's son Alexis was born and as a result of a scholarship given to his wife, Jacqueline Poncelet, he was able to visit the United States for a year.
Richard Deacon's achievements were recognised in 1996 when he was awarded the Chevalier de 1'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the Ministry of Culture, France, In the 1999 New Year's Honours List, Richard Deacon was made CBE for his significant contribution to the arts in Britain.
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