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  Simon Manby 1972  
         
  Biography      
  Simon Manby DA(Edin) MA MAFA
Sculptor, born in Buckinghamshire 1942, son of R.M. Manby, an architect of Anglo-Scottish descent, and of Judith Da Fano, a distinguished Lakeland artist.

He was brought up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Lake District and was a pupil at Gordonstoun. He studied sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art under the guidance of Eric Schilsky 1960-66 and then lectured in sculpture at Stoke College of Art for five years before leaving in 1972 to work as a freelance sculptor with his wife, the painter Lee Mackay. In 1991 he was awarded an MA in Architectural History at Keele University.

Early figurative work in various media, gradually led to simplified and abstracted use of the human form in larger scale carvings in wood and stone. From the early 1990’s, he has mainly worked in clay, with many significant pieces cast in bronze.

Manby is a member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Art and the Paisley Art Institute. He has been a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy and his work has been shown in numerous mixed exhibitions and art fairs. His sculpture is internationally collected.
 
1960-66 Edinburgh College of Art
1963-65 Andrew Grant Scholar, Edinburgh College of Art
1966 Post-Diploma Scholar, Edinburgh College of Art
1967-72 Taught sculpture Stoke College of Art
1972 Freelance sculptor
1989 Sculpture Prize, Derbyshire Open Exhibition
1989-91 MA Architectural History
1994 McGrigor Donald Award, Royal Scottish Academy
1994 Elected to Manchester Academy of Fine Arts
2009 Elected to Paisley Art Institute
2010 Cyril Gerber Award Paisley Art Institute
2010 University of West of Scotland Award, PAI
2011 Arnold Clark Award, Paisley Art Institute


Solo exhibitions
1982 Royal Agricultural Show, Stoneleigh
1983 Royal Agricultural Show, Stoneleigh
1993 Brantwood, Lakeland home of John Ruskin
1995 Abbotsholme School, Derbyshire
1999 Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield International Arts Festival
2000 Borough Art Gallery, Newcastle- under-Lyme
2002 Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield International Arts Festival
2002 Sheridan-Russell gallery, London
2003 Hourglass gallery, Hebden Bridge
2003 Derby Museum and Art Gallery
2004 Espace Molière, Agde, France
2005 Borough Art Gallery, Newcastle-under-Lyme
2005 Thompson’s Gallery, Marylebone, London
2006 Abbotsholme School, Derbyshire
2007 Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2007 Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield Arts Festival
2013 Espace Molière, Agde, France
2013 Crewe Hall, Cheshire
2015 Portico Gallery, Manchester
2015 Foxlowe Gallery, North Staffordshire
2016 Musée Villa les Camélias, Cap d’Ail, France