Flanagan, Barry RA (1941-2009)
Born in Prestatyn, North Wales, Flanagan studied at St Martins School of Art 1964-66. In the late 1960s he was one of a number of British sculptors choosing to reject traditional materials, favouring things such as rope, sackcloth, branches and sand. In 1973 he took up carving learning the technique in a studio in Italy. In 1977 he began working in sheet metal and bronze. His popularity increased as he began making sculptures of hares and other animals including elephants, dogs, cougars and horses. They appear very primitive anatomically yet anthropomorphically expressive.