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Red Circle

Thubron, Harry (1915 - 1985), c. 1964, Relief sculpture in wood 68.5 x 71 x 21

Christened Henry James Thubron, Harry Thubron was born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.  He studied at Sunderland School of Art (1933-8) and at the Royal College of Art (1938-40).  He served in the Armed Forces from 1941-46.  In the early part of his career as an artist Thubron produced figurative works but later changed to creating reliefs in resin, metal and wood.  Thubron taught at Leeds College of Art from 1955-64 and at Goldsmiths School of Art from early in1970.  A major exhibition of his work was held at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 1976.  In 2007 a number of his works were shown in a one-man exhibition at Austin/Desmond Fine Art. All were acquired by Damien Hirst, who had been a student of Thubron’s at Goldsmiths in the early 1980s.  <em>Red Circle</em> was bought by the LACF in 1964.  Another work by Thubron,<em> Uomo</em>, an Assemblage, was bought with the aid of a contribution from the LACF in 1985.