Biography

Ronald Pennell

RP photographed at home by Antonio Olmos
for a Crafts magazine feature
Sources of inspiration/Ronald Pennell
by David Whiting

The Art of Ronald Pennell

Published by
The Antique Collectors Club
Copyright The artist and authors 1999
World copyright reserved
ISBN 1 85149 330 1

Interview by Julia Ellis
with essays on the artist by
Dan Klein
Sylva Petrova
Jiri Harcuba
Keith Cummings
Mark Jones
and photographs by
Cliff Guttridge

Education
1952-56 *Birmingham College of Art
1956-7 Major German Scholarship
1959-64 Lecturer Birmingham College of Art
1976-79 Lecturer *Birmingham City University
1964 to 2012-Pennell Studios

Awards - selected
1993 Awarded a Professorial Fellowship
and Medal at the University of Arts
Architecture and Design  Prague
2000 Awarded the Gold Medal of the
Dominik Bieman Society  Czech Republic
2001 Honorary Professor of Glass at the
University of Wolverhampton.

Archive Recordings

The National Story Collection 2007
at the British Library London
[to be released after 25 years]

European Art Glass since World War 2            
Czech Ministry of Culture 2000 [DVD]

Statement
My sources of inspiration include English country life, myths, legends, literature and poetry. Picasso once said
’There is no past or future in art
it only exists in the  present’.
So do we.
 
Collections - selected

Japan
Notojima Glass Museum
Koganezaki Glass Museum
Museum of Modern Art Hokkaido
Toyama City Museum

Czech Republic
Museum of Applied Arts  Prague
Castle Lemberk
Museum of Glass Kamenicky Senov

U.S.A.
The Corning Museum of Glass

France
The French National Collection of
Contemporary Art, Paris

United Kingdom
Victoria and Albert Museum
Nottingham Castle Museum
Ulster Museum Belfast

Solo exhibitions - selected
Lobmeyr Gallery Vienna
1999-2001 Pennell Retrospective
Wolverhampton City Art Gallery
Phillips International, London
National Museum of Scotland
Nottingham Castle Museum
The National Glass Centre
2003 Cowdy Gallery

Recent Exhibitions
2009 Leon Salet Gallery Maastricht
2009-10 The Finest Glass-Japan
Seto City Art Museum
Hitachi City Museum
Notojima Glass Museum
Hatsukaichi Art Museum
2009 Ruthin Crafts Centre Wales
2010 SOFA New York with CAA
2010 British Glass Biennale -Invited artist.
2011 SOFA New York
Collect at The Saatchi Gallery London
50 Years of British Glass Coburg, Germany
2012 Target the Heart CAA London
2013 Toyama City Glass Museum-Japan
2013 Art Shanghai-China
 

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