Glenys Cour

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Glenys Cour
Born 1924 (age 97–98)
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Nationality Welsh
Education Cardiff College of Art
Known for Painting, stained glass, collage, artist books
Website www.glenyscour.co.uk
Elected The Welsh Group
Royal Cambrian Academy

Glenys Cour (born 1924) is a Welsh artist.

Career

Cour was born in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales. From 1945 until 1948, she studied at Cardiff College of Art under Ceri Richards. From 1963 to 2000, she taught painting and architectural glass at Swansea Institute of Higher Education, and the University of Wales, Swansea.[1][2]

Cour has been a member of The Welsh Group for a number of years, taking part in many of the group's exhibitions, including its 50th anniversary in 1998.[3][4] She was elected Royal Cambrian Academician in 2009[5] and is also one of the founding artists of Swansea's Mission Gallery.[6]

Artwork

Cour's artwork is primarily concerned with colour and light, using landscape, flowers, various culturally charged objects, like ancient Greek artefacts or Celtic stones, and mythology, especially the mythology of Wales and the multiplely layered tales of the Mabinogion.[7][8]

Cour's artwork includes painting on canvas and paper, stained glass, collage, paper making, posters, projections and artist books. Her use of materials has changed through the years, from the landscape painting of the 1970s, leading into a greater use of collage and abstraction from the 1980s, working predominantly in glass for periods and in 2007 illustrating a book with Old Stile Press.[7][9][10]

Exhibitions

Glenys Cour's artwork has been exhibited widely in Europe and the US,[2] with major exhibitions in her home country of Wales at St. David's Hall in 1991, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in 2003, the Attic Gallery, Swansea in 2005[1] and a major retrospective exhibition, curated by Mel Gooding, scheduled for the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in 2014.[11] Film maker Toril Brancher has been commissioned by the gallery to make a film about Glenys Cour and her artwork as part of the exhibition.[12][13]

Her artwork is held in several public and private collections, including the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, The National Museum of Wales, The Kunsthalle Mannheim Museum, Swansea University, Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery and the University of South Wales.[1][8]

Awards

Further reading

Publications

Glenys Cour: Paintings and Works on Paper 1980–2003, Mel Gooding and Peter Wakelin, 2003, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, ISBN 9780903189682

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Attic Gallery, contemporary art in Swansea and throughout Wales". Atticgallery.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Glenys Cour". Artinwales.250x.com. 10 December 2001. Retrieved 14 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Creating an art community – Google Books. Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru – National Library of Wales : Heritage Minister Opens Welsh Group at 60 Exhibition". Llgc.org.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "The Royal Cambrian Academy – Glenys Cour". Rcaconwy.org. Retrieved 14 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Mission Gallery, Swansea, Metaphors, Glenys Cour". Missiongallery.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 Glenys Cour: Metaphors, Hugh David Jones blog, 1 August 2008. Published in Buzz Magazine (South Wales).
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Watch a slideshow of eight paintings by Glenys Cour". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Black Marigolds – illustrated by Glenys Cour". The Old Stile Press. Retrieved 14 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "New Work – Glenys Cour at Oriel Myrddin Gallery". Artrabbit.com. Retrieved 14 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Looking for Glenys Cour Exhibition Mission Gallery Swansea". Welshcountry.co.uk. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Summer begins with Toril Brancher at Mission | Glynn Vivian Art Gallery". Glynnvivian.com. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Looking for Glenys Cour Exhibition Mission Gallery Swansea". Welshcountry.co.uk. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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