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Peter Hide: A Sculptor's Life

A Sculptor's Life, Peter Hide

by (artist) Peter Hide

introduction by Piri Halasz

Radiant Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2016
Canadian, Artists' Books, Sculpture & Installation
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2016
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This sumptuous, hard cover, art book provides a retrospective of Peter Hide's career as an internationally renowned sculptor - from the early 1970's when he burst onto the art scene in England, to his remarkable upsurge in Canada as one of our most sought-after and collected sculptors. Hide is best known for upright, large-scale sculptures made of welded, rusted steel. "Iron Bridge" refers to one of Hide's seminal works, and also speaks to the "bridge" between England and Canada, the places that have most influenced his work. The power of Peter Hide's sculpture comes from his willingness to exploit aspects of feeling and emotional states in his sculptures, while avoiding any suggestion that feeling is the subject. Iron Bridge features over 80 colour images of Hide's work that are woven among a substantial text featuring essays and interviews by a number of fellow artists and critics.

About the authors

British-born sculptor, Peter Hide, has distinguished himself as one of the world's foremost practitioners of welded-steel sculpture. Working in the assembled sculpture tradition of Pablo Picasso, David Smith, and Anthony Caro, Hide has produced artworks of remarkable individuality and innovation. In 1998, the Edmonton Art Gallery held a 25-year retrospective of his work, "Peter Hide in Context", and in 2008, the North Edmonton Sculpture Workshop organized a special exhibition of five large works by Hide, on the sculpture terrace at the Royal Alberta Museum. He is represented in important private and public collections throughout North America and Europe, and currently makes his home in Edmonton, Canada, where he teaches at the University of Alberta.

Peter Hide's profile page

Piri Halasz's profile page