Contemporary (post 1945) Sculptor
(Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, February 11, 1936 - November 23, 2011, Black Isle, United Kingdom)
Gerald Laing was born in 1936 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. He attended the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst and St. Martin's School of Art in London. He moved to New York in 1964, where he lived and worked until 1969.
In 1969 Laing returned to the United Kingdom. He worked on rebuilding Kinkell Castle in Scotland, and won the Civic Trust Award for his work. In 1970 he established the Tapestry Workshop at Kinkell Castle, which operated until 1974.
Laing was an artist in residence at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies in Aspen, Colorado in 1965, and was an artist in residence from 1975 -1972 at the Aspen Centre for the Visual Arts.
From 1976 to 1977 Laing was a Visiting Professor of Painting and Sculpture at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. After this he returned briefly to Scotland where he established a bronze foundry at Kinkell Castle with the assistance of George Mancini. He continued work in Aspen, Colorado and Brixton, London until 1986, when moved to New York to teach sculpture at Columbia University for a year.
Laing worked on a Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland from 1987 to 1995.
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