Phyllida Barlow


Phyllida Barlow
Visual artist
Location: London (UK)

Barlow was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. She studied fine arts at Chelsea College of Art and Design (1960-63) and Slade (1963-66). She is known for her large, towering sculptures made of what she calls “shit” materials. Such as; plywood. Plaster. Cement. Polystyrene. Spray paint, PVA. Canvas. Cardboard. Felt and rubber. Barlow’s influential teaching career spanned forty years. This allowed him to work in art schools in Bristol, Brighton. Chelsea. Camberwell and Slade. Her students included contemporary artists Rachel Whiteread. Tacita Dean. Douglas Gordon and Martin Creed. Barlow lives and works in London.


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