John Furnival, England | b. 1933

Europa & Her Bull (from Aspen 7)
Babacus (no date)
Untitled (no date)

Born in London. 1951-55 Wimbledon College of Art; 1957-
60 Royal College of Art. 1960 moved to Gloucestershire
where he taught Fine Art at Stroud and Cheltenham Art
colleges until 1966. 1963 exhibited at Gloucestershire
College of Art, where Dom Sylvester Houédard first saw his
work; together they set up Openings Press, 1964. Included
in Between Poetry and Painting, ICA, 1965. Taught BAA
initially full-time, from 1966, organised many exhibitions of
Concrete Poetry with Houédard that evolved from projects
he worked on with Corsham students. 1967 one-man
exhibition Galerie Riquelme, Paris. Subsequent one-man
exhibitions include 1971 retrospective. Laing Art Gallery,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, organised by Ceolfrith Arts Centre,
Sutherland; 1972 Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh and
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; awarded Arts Council Prize,
International Print Biennale, Bradford. Frequent international
group exhibitions of visual and concrete poetry. 1974 one-
man exhibition Thumb Gallery; 1979 exhibited with Tom
Phillips, Thumb Gallery.


"Concrete Poetry: A World View : England" in UbuWeb Papers