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Nicholas Monro Artist Biography  British, born 1936

Nicholas Monro is an English pop art sculptor, print-maker and art teacher. He is notable for being one of the few British pop artists to work in sculpture and is known for his use of fibreglass. 

Monro studied art at the Chelsea School of Art, London from 1958-1961. After graduating he began teaching at Swindon School of Art, then returned to Chelsea School of Art in 1968.

In 1969 Monro received an Arts Council Award and was included in the exhibition Pop Art Re-Assessed at the Hayward Gallery, London.

His work was included in the 2004 pop art retrospective Art and the 60s: This Was Tomorrow at Tate Britain, London and Birmingham Gas Hall and, in the same year, British Pop Art 1956-1972 at theGalleria Civica di Modena, Milan, Italy.

Key works:
Money Bags, painted fibreglass (1965)
Flock of Sheep, painted fibreglass, (1968) - now in a private collection in Wuppertal, Germany
Statue of King Kong, painted fibreglass, (1972)
The Sand Dancers (a statue of Wilson, Keppel and Betty), made for the Sands Hotel, Edinburgh, now part of the Treadwell Collection
Bust of Max Wall, painted fibreglass, (1978)
Statue of Eric Morecombe & Ernie Wise, in painted fibreglass, commissioned in 1977 by the Arts Council. This statue was to form part of the British Genius exhibition at Battersea Park, London 

Public collections include:
Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Tate, London
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

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