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1941

  • Born in Prestatyn, north Wales, 11 January

1949

  • Attended Foxhunt Manor School, run by the Xaverian Brotherhood to prepare children for the secondary school, Mayfield College

1953

  • Attended Mayfield College

1957

  • Studied architecture and then switched to sculpture at Birmingham College of Art and Crafts until 1958

1959

  • Worked in Beer, Devon as a boat hand then moved to Bristol doing a variety of jobs, including van driving, working in a bakery and labouring on building sites continued making sculpture

1960

  • Moved to London, attended Anthony Caro’s Friday evening experimental classes at St Martin’s School of Art. Visited Canada and worked on building sites in Montreal, returned to Bristol modelled clay heads of friends, made constructions, began writing concrete poetry and worked as a model at Bristol School of Art

1963

  • Married Sue Lewis, student at Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol
  • Lived in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, and, as resident of the county, he received grant to attend Saint Martin's School of Art, London

1964

  • Studied at Saint Martin's School of Art and modelled for life drawing classes until 1966

1965

  • Daughter, Samantha, later known as Flan born

1966

  • Left Saint Martin's School of Art with Vocational Diploma in Sculpture (Hons)
  • Participated, with Yoko Ono and Tony Cox, in 'Destruction in Art Symposium', organised by Gustav Metzger and John Sharkey at Africa Centre, Covent Garden
  • First solo exhibition, Rowan Gallery, London

1967

  • Daughter, Tara, born
  • Given Menashe Kadishman's teaching day at Central School of Art and Crafts, London, during his absence in Israel
  • Taught at Saint Martin's School of Art and at Central School of Art and Crafts until 1971

1969

  • First bronze work, a portrait of Emlyn Lewis, cast by Henry Abercrombie at Central School of Art and Crafts foundry
  • First visit to New York for exhibition at Fishbach Gallery
  • 'aaing j gni aa' purchased by Tate Gallery, London
  • Included in 'Land Art', Gerry Schum's Video Gallery exhibition at Fernsehagaleriem, Berlin, with the film 'A Hole in the Sea'

1970

  • First visit to Japan for Tokyo Biennale 'Between Man and Matter' exhibition
  • First etchings produced at Saint Martin's School of Art

1971

  • Contributed a film to John and Barbara Latham's Artists' Placement Group presentation 'INNO 70' with Alan Seckers at Hayward Gallery, London

1972

  • Awarded Gulbenkian Foundation grant to work with dance group 'Strider' in London; choreographed two pieces

1973

  • Went to Pietrasanta, New York, to undertake commission from Stewart Mason; started carving again at Balderi's Yard

1974

  • Brief tutoring with potter Ann Stokes

1975

  • Left London for Northamptonshire; produced group of ceramics and carved local stone
  • Resigned from Rowan Gallery

1976

  • Returned to London
  • Became associated with Waddington and Tooth Galleries, London

1977

  • Retrospective exhibition, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands; toured in different format to Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, and Serpentine Gallery, London
  • Produced first sheet metal pieces

1978

  • Imported three ton stock of stone selected by Sem Ghelardini from his yard in Pietrasanta
  • Made large metal piece at Brown and Tawse in east London; subsequently purchased by Ulster Museum, Belfast

1979

  • Began bronze casting in London at A&A Sculpture Casting
  • First 'Leaping Hare' cast, 7 November

1980

  • First exhibition of bronzes; solo exhibition at Galerie Durand-Dessert, Paris
  • First solo exhibition at Waddington Galleries, London
  • Commissioned by City of Ghent to produce outdoor sculpture in steel for Sint Pietersplein, Ghent, Belgium
  • Began studies for life-size bronze horse 'in tribute to the Horses of San Marco'
  • Sculpture 'Camdonian' commissioned by Camden Borough Council for Lincoln's Inn Fields, London

1981

  • Produced first carvings in Sem Ghelardini's atelier, Pietrasanta
  • Study visit to Washington DC to see Rodin exhibition at National Gallery of Art

1982

  • Photographed by Lord Snowdon for 'Vogue Magazine'
  • Represented Britain at Venice Biennale; exhibition of stone and bronze sculptures 1973-1981 in the British Pavilion, organised by British Council
  • Donated group of ceramic sculptures to public auction organised for Amnesty International, 25 November

1983

  • Interviewed by Melvyn Bragg for 'South Bank Show', London Weekend Television, 23 January
  • Helped select sculpture in Oxford Schools Project
  • Made weathervane for building designed by Alan Sutton to house Tate Gallery exhibition 'Making Sculpture'
  • Produced illustrated broadsheet presenting Seamus Heaney's translation from Middle English of 'The Names of the Hare'
  • 'Harebell on Portland Stone Piers' purchased by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

1984

  • Participated in Liverpool International Garden Festival
  • Marble sculptures installed at Watlington Park, Oxfordshire
  • Two bronze sculptures, 'Baby Elephant' and 'Hare on Bell', installed at Equitable Life Tower West, New York
  • 'Nine Foot Hare' bronze sculpture installed in atrium of Victoria Plaza, London
  • 'Baby Elephant' purchased by Art Institute of Chicago
  • 'Horse and Cougar' installed in grounds of Setagaya Museum, Tokyo

1985

  • Helped judge Bath Sculpture Competition

1986

  • Son, Alfred, born to Renate Widmann, DADD exchange painting student at RCA, London
  • Bronze sculpture 'The Boxing Ones' installed at Capability Green, Luton Hoo Estate, Bedfordshire

1987

  • Moved to Ibiza with Renate Widmann
  • Elected Associate of Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • 'Kouros Horse', now known as 'Field Day I', installed at Hasbro Bradley, Stockley Park, Uxbridge
  • 'Large Boxing Hare on Anvil' purchased by Baltimore Museum of Art

1988

  • Daughter, Annabelle, born to Renate Widmann
  • 'Bronze Horse' purchased by UBS, Broadgate
  • 'Leaping Hare on a Crescent and Bell' installed at Broadgate Centre, London

1989

  • Set up Copperfield Studio, London, with daughter Flan Flanagan and nephew Barry Edward Flanagan
  • 'Vizitor' commissioned for Les Halles, Paris
  • Participated in 'Self-Portrait', Channel 4 documentary, 27 August

1990

  • Two bronze 'Leaping Hare' sculptures commissioned by Kawakyu Company, Osaka, for main entrance to hotel on Japanese coast
  • 'The Sculler', a hare trophy based on Rodin's 'The Thinker', presented by artist to Jesus College Boat Club, Cambridge
  • Invited to create work - 'Stage Door Johnny' - for refurbishment of The Ivy restaurant, London

1991

  • 'The Bowler' purchased by Centre Européen d'Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg
  • Elected to Royal Academy of Arts and awarded the Order of the British Empire

1992

  • Group of hare sculptures placed outside Business Design Centre, Islington, for 'Art '92'
  • Visited Llorens Artigas Foundation, Gallifa, Spain
  • 'Kouros Horse' donated to town council of Santa Eulalia, Ibiza
  • 'The Cricketer' temporarily installed outside British Council's new head offices, Manchester
  • 'Untitled' 1990 purchased by Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • 'Hare on Pyramid' purchased by Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas

1993

  • 'Small Nijinski Hare' purchased by National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
  • Major retrospective exhibition organised by Fundación 'la Caixa', Madrid, in collaboration with British Council; touring to Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, in 1994

1995

  • 'Large Mirror Nijinski' purchased by British Council, Madrid
  • Exhibition on Park Avenue, 54th to 59th Street, New York; organised by Avenue Association and British Council in cooperation with Waddington Galleries

1996

  • 'Untitled' 1990 donated to Chelsea Arts Club, London
  • Horse, (Mirrored) (Cow Girls: Sheep Boys) donated to Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin
  • 'The Cricketer' 1989 donated to Jesus College, Cambridge
  • Exhibition in Grant Park, Chicago; organized by Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, in cooperation with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Chicago Park District

2000

  • Exhibition of works in the Tate Collection, Tate Gallery, Liverpool

2001

  • Represented in 'Field Day: Sculpture from Britain' organised by Taipei Fine Arts Museum and British Council
  • 'Barry Flanagan, Seeing Round Corners' opened at Waddington Galleries

2002

  • Major retrospective exhibition opened at Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany; touring to Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, in 2003

2004

  • 'Barry Flanagan, Linear Sculptures in Bronze and Stone Carvings' opened at Waddington Galleries

2005

  • 'Mini-retrospective' opened at Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent

2006

  • Large survey exhibition at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, opened in June in conjunction with an installation of ten sculptures on O'Connell Street and Parnell Square in Dublin, organised by Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
  • A copy of 'Drummer' 1996 installed at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

2007

  • 'Left-Handed Drummer' installed at south-east corner of Union Square, New York, to coincide with solo exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery
  • Made Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge

2009

  • 'Large Mirror Nijinski' 1992 installed outside British Council offices, Spring Street, London
  • Died 31 August, Ibiza