Bob Dawson - Bird In Flight

Bob Dawson was born in Wales and after military service in the Second World War studied drawing, painting and sculpture at Camberwell Art School, Kennington City and Guilds School of Art and the Royal Academy, Copenhagen.

Now a widower was married to his wife Martha who supported him throughout his career. They were married for 61 years prior to her death in 2009. 

Bob Dawson lectured in Perception and Communication Studies in the School of Architectures at the Central London Polytechnic now University of Westminster where he specialised in materials and material aesthetics. He also taught drawing and has also written several books and articles on sculpture. 

Before moving to Wollaston, Dawson lived in London where he exhibited at a number of galleries including the Royal Academy.  He has been involved in several one man shows since living in Northamptonshire, including the Alfred East Gallery, Kettering and the Museum and Art Gallery Northampton. 

Bob Dawson has also over the years been commissioned to complete various commissions which includes ‘Bird in Flight.’  Another of his more recent works can be found in Leicestershire at Bagworth Heath Woods.

‘Bird in Flight’ is made from sheet metal and was originally one of the first sculptures commissioned by Peterborough Environment City Trust. The sculpture represents the wild life of the Fens which surrounds Peterborough.   

The Peterborough Millennium Green Wheel is a continuous network of cycleways, footpaths and bridleways that provide safe, continuous routes around the city, through picturesque stone villages, the Fens and the scenic Nene valley. As part of the project, a number of sculptures were commissioned, including this work which is now part of the Peterborough Sculpture Trust's collection.

More info about the Green Wheel can be found at:
with details of how to purchase a map of the route.

Bird in Flight

Bird in Flight

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