Robert Adams

1917–1984

Robert Adams, 'Space Construction with a Spiral' 1950
Space Construction with a Spiral 1950
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Biography

Robert Adams (5 October 1917 – 5 April 1984), was an English sculptor and designer. Whilst not widely known outside of artistic circles, he was nonetheless regarded as one of the foremost sculptors of his generation. In a critical review of a retrospective mounted by the Gimpel Fils gallery in London in 1993, Brian Glasser of Time Out magazine described Adams as, 'the neglected genius of post-war British sculpture', a sentiment echoed by Tim Hilton in the Sunday Independent, who ranked Adams' work above that of his contemporaries, Ken Armitage, Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick and Bernard Meadows.

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