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Gregory Fellows in Sculpture

Reg Butler was an English sculptor. He studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, 1937-1939 and was a Conscientious Objector during the Second World War. After his tenure as Gregory Fellow (1950-1952) Butler won the ‘Unknown Political Prisoner competition and became one of the best known sculptors of the 1950s and 1960s, teaching at the Slade school of Fine Art.

Kenneth Armitage was a British sculptor known for his semi-abstract bronzes. Born in Leeds, Armitage studied in Leeds and London before joining the Royal Artillery in 1939. After leaving the army, Armitage became head of sculpture at Bath Academy of Art and in 1952 held his first solo show in London. Gregory Fellow from 1953 to 1955, he later became a CBE in 1969 and was elected to the Royal Academy in 1994.

Hubert Dalwood was a British sculptor. He attended Bristol School of art and after national service in the Royal Navy studied at Bath Academy of Art. After his tenure as Gregory Fellow from 1955 to 1959 he won first prize at the John Moore’s exhibition in Liverpool and was commissioned for a large cast aluminium relief sculpture for the new Boddington Hall student accommodation complex at the university. The Untitled Bas-Relief can still be seen on campus today.

Austin Wright was a British sculptor raised in Cardiff. After training as a teacher he moved to York where he exhibited alongside Eduardo Paolozzi and Kenneth Armitage. His work ‘The Argument’ won the acquisition prize at the Sao Paolo Biennial in 1957 and he was awarded the Gregory Fellowship 1961-1964.

Neville Boden was a South African sculptor. Developing skills in welding and soldering during his apprenticeship as a boilermaker in Zimbabwe, he left Africa at the age of 28 and enrolled as a sculpture student at Chelsea school of art in 1958. He held the Gregory Fellow from 1965-1968 and had solo show at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 1973 before taking up a teaching career in London.

William Tucker is a modernist British sculptor. He attended the University of Oxford and St. Martin’s school of art, exhibiting alongside Caro at the Jewish Museum, New York in 1966 and was Gregory Fellow from 1968-1970. He represented Britain at the 1972 Venice Biennale and moved to New York in 1978 to teach at Columbia University.

Rick Oginz was an American artist. He studied with Herbert Dalwood at the University of Wisconsin and moved to London to teach in London. He exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery which led to his appointment as Gregory Fellow 1970-1973. In 1976 he moved to Los Angeles where he taught full time and received a major award and survey exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Martin Naylor was born in Morley, near Leeds. After studying locally he attended the Royal College of Art and was artist-in-residence at Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Repuiblic. He was Gregory Fellow 1973-1974 and was Britain’s representative at the 1977 Sao Paolo Biennial, Brazil. He currently lives in Argentina.

Ainslie Yule is a Scottish artist who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. After lecturing at Gray’s school of Art, Aberdeen, he was awarded the Gregory Fellow 1974-1975 and later joined the British school in Rome. He won Andrew Grant Scholarships in 1963 and 1965 and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1997.