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Peter Thursby PPRWA, FRBS, Hon D Art

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Sculptor Peter Thursby PPRWA, FRBS, Hon D Art
Peter Thursby

About Peter Thursby

A truly remarkable man who is the quintessential artist of his time as he moves effortlessly from era to era with skilful ease. Currently the exhibition "Bubbling Optimism" epitomises his strength and success. His work is spread world wide and has an enthusiastic following of friends and clients, who are usually both, so it is quite difficult to get a piece of his work before all the editions are snapped up. Peter Thursby and his lifetime of work is the subject at the Guernsey Museum Art exhibition this year till June. Go and look at what he has achieved with pieces from a few inches high to larger than life. Unusually there is some work for sale, so do take this rare opportunity.
Sculptor Peter Thursby PPRWA, FRBS, Hon D Art
John Huggins & Di, Mo & Peter Thursby & Peter

Exhibition History of Peter Thursby

1963 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1963 AIA Gallery, London
Sculpture and Drawings
1964 Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Sculpture and Drawings
1964 Marjorie Parr Gallery, London
1965 Marjorie Parr Gallery, London
1967 Westward T V Studio Gardens, Plymouth
1968 Northampton City Museum and Art Gallery
Sculpture and Drawings
1969 Sheviock Gallery, East Cornwall
Sculpture and Drawings
1969 Royal Albert Memorial Museum
and Art Gallery Sculpture and Drawings
1971 Fine Art Society, University of Sheffield
1971 Marjorie Parr Gallery, London
1973 Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
Sculpture and Drawings
(presented by Leicester Museums)
1974 Nottingham Playhouse
Sculpture and Drawings
1974 Devonshire House, University of Exeter
Sculpture and Drawings
1976 Alwin Gallery, London
Sculpture and Drawings
1976 Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Sculpture and Drawing
1981 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Sculpture and Drawings
1994 Bruton Street Gallery, London
1995 Bruton Street Gallery, London
Sculpture and Drawings
1998 Bruton Street Gallery, London
Sculpture and Drawings
2000 Retrospective Exhibition, Royal Albert
Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter
Sculpture and Drawings
2003 Retrospective Exhibition, Salisbury and South Wilts Museum, Salisbury (birthplace of Peter Thursby)
Sculpture and Drawings
2005 Retrospective Exhibition, Guernsey Museum and
Art Gallery, Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, Guernsey,
Channel Islands
Sculpture and Drawings
2005 Art Parks International, Sausmarez Manor,
St Martin, Guernsey Channel Islands
3 outdoor sculptures, `Towers` and `Optimism
2006 New Gallery,Royal West of England Academy,Bristol

Biography / CV of Peter Thursby

1930 Born. Salisbury Wiltshire
1949-51 National Service - Army
1950 Mons Officer Cadet School
1951 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
1951-53 St Paul`s College, Cheltenham, Glos.
1953-54 West of England College of Art, Bristol
1954-60 Exeter College of Art and Design
1957-68 Full Member (Sculptor) of the AIA London
1959-62 Newlyn Society
1963-73 Penwith Society
1962 Elected ARWA
1971 Elected RWA
1995-2000 President of the Royal West of England Academy
1973 Elected ARBS
1983 Elected FRBS
1990 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
1995 Awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts:
Hon DArt, by the University of the West of England,

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Peter Thursby

Public Collections:
St Michael`s Church, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Wyndham School, Egremont, Cumberland
Westminster College, Oxford
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Guild of Students Collection, University of Exeter
Sheffield Education Committee
Exeter College, Exeter
University of Exeter - Amory Building
National Guard of Saudi Arabia
The Society of West End Theatres, London
Wates built Homes Ltd, London
Newcastle College of Arts and Technology
ATEI Collection, London
The Gloucestershire Regiment
Chelsea Arts Club
Her Majesty`s Collection of Silver
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter
Temple, Japan
Leaders Conference Centre, Bath, New York
Salisbury and South Wilts Museum

Commissions and Works:
1966 Randolf House, Croydon,England
cast concrete relief
1986 `Planned Growth`
Wates Built Homes, London
bronze relief
1986 "High Levels" McDonalds Restaurants Head Office, London
bronze fountain
1980 "Jubilee"
Las Colinas, Dallas, USA
bronze fountain
1977 `Looking Forward`
Exeter City Council, commissioned for HM the Queen`s
Silver Jubilee
1982 Mazda Cars Head Office,
Tunbridge Wells, England
bronze relief

Price Range of Work

Peter Thursby's work has a price range from £8,350 to £15,000

Mediums utilised

Peter Thursby's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Peter Thursby's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (22)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (21)
Architectural Sculptures (2)
Light and Sound sculpture
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Peter Thursby's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2005 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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