BRYAN  KNEALE  R.A. 
                                     [1930 - ]

                   BRYAN  KNEALE

                   bronze and steel
                        18 cm high
             Provenance: The artist;
     Brian Montgomery collection;
Chorley auction, 24 Apr. 2010, 246

                  BRYAN  KNEALE

                     stainless steel
                    23 x 23 x 23 cm
            Provenance: The artist;
      Beaux Arts Gallery, May 2011;
      Private collection, St Albans;
             Tring Market auctions
               17 June 2016, lot 112

                  BRYAN  KNEALE

                       edition of 6
                        38 cm high
            Provenance: The artist;
    Royal Academy Summer Exhib.
                     1987, no. 1109;
              Private collection, UK
     [Clytemnestra was the wife of          King Agamemnon and not the              most pleasant of women]

Bryan Kneale was born on the Isle of Man and studied at the Royal Academy Schools of Art.
He quickly became a very successful painter, exhibiting at the Redfern Gallery in the 1950s.
I have met several collectors who had the choice of a Bryan Kneale or Francis Bacon painting at the same price in the 1950s and all chose the Kneale.
In 1960 he stopped painting and moved to sculpture.
After a major one-man exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery [1966], he became the first abstract sculptor Royal Academician in 1974.
Public collections include the Tate Gallery and Museum of Modern Art [New York].


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