Barry Flanagan

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Date of Birth January 11, 1941
Place of Birth Wales
Date of Death Aug 31, 2009 (68)
Horoscope Capricorn

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Barry Flanagan OBE RA was a Welsh sculptor. He is best known for his bronze statues of hares and other animals.

Born: 11 January 1941, Prestatyn, North Wales
Died: 31 August 2009 (aged 68), Santa Eulalia del Río, Ibiza
Nationality: British
Education: Birmingham College of Art and Crafts, 1957-1958 Saint Martin's School of Art, 1964-1966
Known for: Sculpture
Awards: Royal Academician, 1991 Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 1996

About Barry Flanagan

Sculptor whose bronze hare statues, "Large Left-Handed Drummer" and "Large Mirror Nijinski," were erected in New York's Union Square and in Cologne's Skulpturen Park Köln.

Before Fame

His early works were fashioned out of materials such as sand and burlap.


His beloved statue, "Thinker on a Rock," became a well-known landmark at Washington University in St. Louis.

Family Life

He was married to Sue Lewis, with whom he had two daughters.


His 1997 work, "Thinker on a Rock," was a playful take on Auguste Rodin's famous sculpture.

Information related to Barry Flanagan

  • Welsh sculptors
  • Academics of Saint Martin's School of Art
  • Academics of the Central School of Art and Design
  • Alumni of Saint Martin's School of Art
  • 20th-century British sculptors
  • British contemporary artists
  • British male sculptors
  • Royal Academicians
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