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                 BERNARD  MEADOWS  R.A. 
                               [1915-2005]


                  BERNARD  MEADOWS  -  Fish, 1955, bronze, edition of 6
             unique patination, signed + Susse foundry stamp, 40 x 58 cm
               Provenance: The artist; Paul Rosenberg, New York [c. 1955]; 
                              Rosenberg family collection; Sothebys, 2021
  Literature: 'Bernard Meadows', A Bowness, cat. rais., Lund Humphries
                                                      1995, no. BM35, p. 139 
      [Patinations vary on the casts of this, most are black or dark brown 
                                 but it is much more detailed on this cast]

             BERNARD  MEADOWS

                        Cock Relief
                            1952/66
                             bronze
                        edition of 6
                             signed
                         50 x 40 cm
             Provenance: The artist; 
                Gimpel Fils Gallery; 
             Private Collection, UK;
  Roseberys auction, 12 Sept. 2011,                                lot 716
     Literature: 'Bernard Meadows'
    cat. rais., A Bowness, LH, BM21

             BERNARD  MEADOWS

                        Cock Reliefs
                               1952
                             bronze
                        edition of 6
                             signed
                         27 x 22 cm
            Provenance: The artist;
              Private collection, UK
    Literature: 'Bernard Meadows'
   Cat. rais., A Bowness, LH, p. 137
 


             BERNARD  MEADOWS

                        Shot Bird 1
                              1958
                            bronze
                       edition of 6
                            signed
                        21 cm high
            Provenance: The artist;
         Gimpel Fils Gallery [1958];
             Private collection, UK;
     Christies, 12 May 1989, lot 67;
              Private collection, UK
    Literature: 'Bernard Meadows'
    cat. rais., A Bowness, LH, pl. 32
              [this cast illustrated]


         BERNARD  MEADOWS  -  Two Directors, 1963, bronze, edition of 6
                                    signed, 91 x 91 cm [including backboard]
                    Provenance: Gimpel Fils Gallery; Private collection, UK;
                  Sothebys, 11 October 1989, lot 226; Private collection, UK
  Literature: 'Bernard Meadows', cat. rais., A Bowness, Lund Humphries 
                                                                BM93, pl. 61
             [Inspired by a photograph of an Italian film director Visconti 
                                            pointing and shouting 'action']

           

             BERNARD  MEADOWS

                             Crabs 
                           1975-6
                   watercolours x 2
                            signed
                       12.5 x 20 cm
            Provenance: The artist;
    Chappel Galleries, 22 Dec. 2005
     Literature: 'Bernard Meadows'
A Bowness, 1995, Lund Humphries
                          plate 96

             BERNARD  MEADOWS

                         Watchers               
                study for sculpture
                              1979
                      watercolour
                            signed
                        18 x 20 cm
    Provenance: Private collection
  Literature: 'Bernard Meadows'  
A Bowness, 1995, Lund Humphries
                         plate 106

Bernard Meadows was born in Norwich and studied at the Royal College of Art.
He was one of the 'Geometry of Fear' artists who represented the UK at the Venice Biennale in 1952. He featured again at the Venice Biennale in 1964.
One-man exhibitions were held at Gimpel Fils Gallery.
A book by Alan Bowness and published by Lund Humphries included a catalogue raisonne.
The Tate Gallery and Museum of Modern Art [New York] collections include his sculptures. 
I admire most of his sculptures but particularly like the reliefs

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