Phyllida Barlow untitled: upturnedhouse2, 2012 2012 © Courtesy of the Artist and Hauser & Wirth


Born 1944
Died 12/03/2023
Nationality English
Birth place Newcastle

Barlow was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and studied fine art at Chelsea College of Art and Design (1960-63) and the Slade (1963-66). She was known for her large imposing sculptures made from what she called ‘crap’ materials, such as; plywood, plaster, cement, polystyrene, spray-paint, PVA, scrim, cardboard, felt and rubber. Barlow’s influential teaching career spanned a forty year period which saw her work at art schools in Bristol, Brighton, Chelsea, Camberwell and Slade. Her students included the contemporary artists Rachel Whiteread, Tacita Dean, Douglas Gordon and Martin Creed.