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Margaret Lovell (Born 1939)

Sculptor, printmaker, draughtsman and teacher, born and lives in Bristol. She studied at West of England College of Art, 1956-60, then at Slade School of Fine Art, 1960-62. Lovell gained an Italian State Scholarship, 1962-63, and a Greek Government Scholarship, 1965-66. Taught at Portsmouth College of Art, 1963-65. Miss lovell was “interested in and influenced by natural forms, movement and structures”. She used “colours and all qualities of materials, notably bronze, stone, marble and slate”. She was elected RWA in 1972 and a Fellow of the RBS in 1973. Lovell’s main works included silver trophies for John Player sailing championships; a six foot bronze for Barclays Bank, Embassy House, Bristol and a 16-foot bronze for Grafham Water reservoir scheme, Huntingdonshire. Took part in many mixed and group shows, including Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; Mignon Gallery, Bath; Will’s Lane Gallery, St Ives and abroad. Had Solo exhibitions with Marjorie Parr Gallery from 1965, having a first retrospective at Plymouth City Art Gallery, 1972. Cornerstone Gallery, St Ives, showed lovell’s work in 2003. Arts Council, Plymouth and Bristol public galleries hold examples. A book on the Artist was published by Sansom in 2009.

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