Gary Wragg (b. 1946)
Gary Wragg b. 1946
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Gary Wragg is a painter, draughtsman and teacher. He was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Studied at School of Art there, 1962-66, then at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, 1966-69, and Slade School of Fine Art 1969-71. In 1968 Wragg won the Rotary Travelling Gift to Italy and Lord Carron Prize, followed by Boise Travelling Scolarship to America and Mexico, 1972.
A major Art's Council grant in 1975 was followed by one from the London Art's Association in 1978. He went on to teach at Camberwell, St. Martin's School of Art and Portsmouth Polytechnic, by which time he was appearing widely in Group Shows. Other notable teaching appointments included the Chelsea and Slade School's of Art and Bath Academy of Art. Trips to America to visit Jack Tworkov, 1970 and 1974, and Willem de Kooning, 1985, were significant.
He appeared in British Painting 1952-77 in 1977 at the RA; Sydney Biennale, 1982: RA Summer Exhibition; and John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool, 1991-2, and 2002. After solo studio shows in 1973-5 Wragg gained an Art's Council Major Grant in the latter year, then had a solo show at Acme Gallery, 1976.
Later shows included Nicola Jacobs, 1982-6, and Goldsmith's College Gallery, 1990, with a series at Flowers East from 1996. In 1998 and 2000 Wragg was artist in residence at the Montmiral School of Painting in France.
Gary Wragg's abstract works were often on a large scale and convey energy and intensity. Art's Council holds 'Big Ear', of 1976. The Contemporary Art Society, Pompidou Centre in Paris and other provincial, corporate and foreign public collections have examples.
Gary Wragg lives and works in London.