Bryan Kneale

Bryan Kneale

Bryan Kneale (born June 19 1930cite web|url=|title=Bryan Kneale|publisher=Royal West of England Academy|accessdate=2007-02-11] ) is a Manx artist and sculptor, described by BBC News Online as "one of the Isle of Man's best known artists."cite web|url=|title=Sculptor supports island museum|publisher=BBC News Online|date=2005-11-15|accessdate=2007-02-11]

Born in the island's capital, Douglas,cite web|url=|title=Bryan Kneale||accessdate=2007-02-11] Kneale studied painting at Douglas School of Art, from which he graduated in 1947, and then moved to London, England to study at the Royal Academy Schools.cite web|url=,112,AR.html|title=Bryan Kneale RA|publisher=Royal Academy|accessdate=2007-02-11] In 1948 he won the Rome Prize and spent some time living in Italy. During the 1950s he learned welding, and in 1960 took to sculpture in preference to painting, and became a teacher.

He has taught at Hornsey College of Art and Design, and from 1963 until his retirement from teaching in 1995 he taught sculpture at the Royal College of Art. He was also Master and later Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy between 1982 and 1990. In addition to his teaching, numerous exhibitions of his own painting and sculpture work have been held since 1953, and his works are displayed in countries such as Australia, Brazil, New Zealand and the United States. In the US, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City includes examples of his work amongst its public collections. He was awarded the Leverhulme Prize in 1952, as well as the "Daily Express" Young Painters' Prize (1955) and an Arts Council Purchase Award (1969).

Kneale was the younger brother of the screenwriter Nigel Kneale (1922–2006),cite book | last=Murray| first=Andy | title=Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale | format=paperback | format=paperback|year=2006 | location=London|publisher=Headpress | id=ISBN 1-900486-50-4] best known for his "Quatermass" television serials. Kneale illustrated the covers for Penguin Books' releases of his elder brother's "Quatermass" scripts in 1960.cite book | last=Pixley| first=Andrew | title=The Quatermass Collection — Viewing Notes | year=2005 |format=paperback|location=London|publisher=BBC Worldwide |id=BBCDVD1478] He was also responsible for a painting of a lobster from which BBC special effects designers Bernard Wilkie and Jack Kine drew their inspiration for the Martian creatures they constructed for "Quatermass and the Pit" (1958–59).cite video|people=Jack Kine and Bernard Wilkie|year=2005|title=Making Demons|format=Documentary using archive interview material. Extra feature on "The Quatermass Collection" set|accessdate=2007-02-11|medium=DVD|publisher=BBC Worldwide]

He lives in London.


External links

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