Tony Goble

Tony Goble was born in 1943 in Drenewydd/MidWales (Anthony Barton); he died on 13th April 2007. He studied art from 1961 to 1964 at the Wrexham School of Art and was a leading member of the Welsh Group, exhibiting at the Royal Academy, the Royal College of Art and the National Portrait Gallery in London. He was Artist in Residence and Gallery Director at Llanover Hall Cardiff. Mark Jones, art historian & journalist, remarks: "Goble's work has a robustness and a vitality - along with a disregard for the conventions of gravity and perspective - that is all his own. Often strange signs and symbols collide with more traditional painterly images in Goble's work, to create an air of mystery and of collusion with the fantastic. But he is anxious to point out that it's a fiendish plot in which we can all conspire (quoted from Tony Goble 25 years in residence).
Awards: numerous, e.g. 1974 prize winner at the National Eisteddfod; 1982 WAC grant to visit galleries/artist in the USSR; 1984 Oppenheim/John Downes award; 2002 second place in Welsh Artist of the Year.
Commissions: 1985 Church in Wales/WAC mosaic; 1988 St.Saviours, Cardiff High Altar reredos painting.

Public Collections: National Museum & Galleries of Wales, Contemporary Art Society of Wales, Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery, etc.
International Links:
exhibitions abroad= in Ireland, France, Belgium (eg. 2001 mixed exhibition in Brugges), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic & USA


Winged Vase
Oil
60 x 60 cm
1450

Seed Song
Oil
58 x 57 cm
sold


Pilgrims crossing the water
Oil
20 x 20cm
sold



Flowers from a poem
Oil on canvas
114 x 94cm
3000

Birdface

Oil on canvas board
56 x 65cm
1250

Tony Goble
Angel yw fy nghariad
Oil on canvas
113 x 95cm
sold



Study for Flowers from a poem
Graphite and watercolour on paper
18 x 14cm
495

Sea Myth
Sea Myth
Acrylic on paper
20 x 16cm
495

Caught
Caught
Watercolour
12 x 12cm
450




Bird Man
Graphite and Watercolour
18 x 13cm
495

Human Leopard

Watercolour and Graphite
18 x 13cm
495

Girl with spotty bow and flowers

Graphite and watercolour
19 x 11cm
495



Birdman talking to a bird
Graphite and watercolour
18 x 13cm
525


The Pilgrim Poet stops to consider what profit there is in a world of art and loss
Acrylic
103 x 73cm
1995

Two birds and a fish

Ink and watercolour
39 x 29cm
695



Sea God and King

Acrylic and watercolour
16 x 12 cm
595


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