Kenneth Armitage | the artist




The artist Kenneth Armitage
Born July 18 1916, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Died Jan 22 2002

Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects, Documenta Kassel,

Armitage is obsessed with the human figure, yet he is at his most lyrical when talking about landscape. Indeed, in the broad, rough surfaces of earlier works like ‘The sentinels’ (1955-6) the connection with a powerful, wild Nature is almost tangible, reappearing in more distant, intellectualised form in recent works like ‘The Dagda’ (1995), inspired by Celtic mythology and the landscape of Ireland, and whose very name, he says, ‘inspires awe’.


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Kenneth Armitage was born in Leeds in 1916. He studied at Leeds College of Art (1934-37) and at the Slade School of Fine Art, London (1937-39). During the war years he served in the army and in 1946 became Head of Sculpture at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, a post which he held for ten years…
Studio of Kenneth Armitage
9 Works in the TATE Gallery
People in the wind
3 Works online


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