2 Stainless Steel Forms with White
(Steel sculpture, 1969)
Born in Exeter, Justin Knowles was encouraged to take up art by school teachers but discouraged by his father, and so tried a number of other careers before visiting New York in 1965 and deciding to take up art properly at the age of 30. He enjoyed success immediately, and this sculpture was commissioned for the brand new University campus during that period. A fire in 1973 however destroyed most of his work, and he would not exhibit again until the 1990s. His final years were successful again, and Winchester and Exeter cathedrals commissioned sculptures. There are also several prints by this artist in the collection.