Born: 31 January 1928
Elected: 26 April 1973
Robert Clatworthy studied at the West of England College of Art from 1945 to 1946, at Chelsea School of Art, London from 1947 to 1949 and at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1950 to 1951. He went on to teach at the Royal College of Art, London from 1960 to 1972, and at the West of England College of Art from 1967 to 1971. He was Governor of St Martin’s School of Art from 1970 to 1971, and was Head of the Department of Fine Art at the Central School of Art & Design, London from 1971 to 1975.
Clatworthy was represented by the Hanover Gallery, London during the 1950s, his first solo exhibitions being held there in 1954 and 1956. Subsequent solo shows were held at Waddington Galleries, London (1965), Basil Jacobs Fine Art, London (1972), Royal Academy of Arts, London (Diploma Galleries, 1977) and the Quinton Green Gallery, London (1986). More recently he has exhibited at Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London and at the Keith H Chapman Gallery, which represents him. Among his major public commissions are ‘Bull’ commissioned by the GLC for Roehampton, London and ‘Horseman & Eagle’, originally commissioned for 1 Finsbury Avenue and currently situated at Charing Cross Hospital, London. His work is held in many public and private collections around the world.
Clatworthy’s work has also been exhibited regularly in group shows since 1952, including ‘Modern Sculpture’ at the ICA (1955), ‘British Sculpture in the ’60s’ at the Tate Gallery, London (1965), ‘British Sculptors ’72’ at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (1972) and ‘20th Century British Sculpture’, Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath (1986).
Robert Clatworthy lives and works near Dyfed in Wales.
Robert Clatworthy RA - Selected CV
Recent Solo Exhibitions
2010 Keith Chapman Gallery, London
2003 Thompson's Gallery, London
1998 Austin/Desmond Fine Art in association with Keith H Chapman, London
1996 Keith H Chapman Gallery, London
1994 Keith H Chapman Gallery, London
1992 Keith H Chapman Gallery, London
1990 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
Tate Gallery, London
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Arts Council of Great Britain