John Hoskin
b. 1921 (BAA 1957-68)

Born in Cheltenham. Trained as an architectural
draughtsman. 1942-47 Army. 1950 began painting and in
1953 began working on sculpture. 1954 assisted Lynn
Chadwick; exhibited London Group. 1957 first one-man
exhibition Lords Gallery; stayed with Chadwick at same time
as Potworowski who told him that there was a job in the
BAA Sculpture Department; after contacting Ellis he was
shortly offered job. Based at Cricklade, initially taught two
days a week on his own, later joined by other colleagues
including Michael Pennie; became Principal Lecturer in
Sculpture. 1958 executed ‘Exalted Christ’ St Stephen’s
Church, Bristol. 1959 group exhibition of sculpture
Middelheim Park, Antwerp; Moments of Vision Rome-New
York Foundation, Rome. 1961 one-man exhibition
Matthiesen Gallery. 1964 Painting and Sculpture of a Decade
Tate Gallery; one-man exhibition Grosvenor Gallery.
1965 British Sculpture in the Sixties Tate Gallery. 1968-71
Sculptor in Residence, University of Lancaster. 1971 one-
man exhibition Arnolfini, Bristol. 1975 Garage Art and
Serpentine Gallery. 1978-86 Professor of Fine Art, Leicester

58 Maquette for 'Suncat’ 1957
mild steel
13 x 6 x 3 inches

Exh: Moments of Vision Rome-New York Art
Foundation Inc. Rome, 1959; John Hoskin
Exhibition of Recent Sculpture
Matthiesen Gallery,
February-March 1961 (37)

59 Standing Figure 1959
mild steel
19 x 5 x 3 inches

60 Standing Figure 1960
mild steel
62 x 17 x 8 inches

61 Maquette for ‘Two Faces’ 1962
mild steel
8 x 4 x 3 inches 
Exh: Arts Council travelling exhibition 1962

62 Untitled 1962
mild steel
6 x 21 x 12 inches
Exh: Matthiesen Gallery 1962

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