Barry Flanagan OBE (1941-2009) was a British sculptor. He was born in Wales and studied architecture at Birmingham College of Art before taking a Diploma in sculpting at St. Martins School of Art. After graduating he taught at St Martin’s & the Central Schools of Art until 1971 before he was elected to the Royal Academy in 1991. In 1992 Flanagan represented Britain at the 1992 Venice Biennale (International Architecture Exhibition).
Known for his iconic bronze sculptures, Flanagan also created the well-known Hare sculptures that were popular in the 1980s. As well as hares, Flanagan has sculpted horses, elephants and dogs. Flanagan was also known to create sculptures in clay as well as bronze.
His work is held in public collections worldwide including MoMA New York, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Tate in London.
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