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
60 x 60 cm

Seed Song
58 x 57 cm

Pilgrims crossing the water
20 x 20cm

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