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Robert Koenig BA, MA, ARBS

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Sculptor Robert Koenig BA, MA, ARBS
Robert Koenig carving the miner

About Robert Koenig

Robert Koenig studied sculpture at the prestigious Slade School of Art in London. Has been working as a professional sculptor since 1978.
Sculptor Robert Koenig BA, MA, ARBS

Exhibition History of Robert Koenig

Many exhibitions around the UK and also Poland from 1977.

20 Year Retrospective Exhibition, Cadzow Gallery, Hamilton, Scotland

Otter Gallery, University College, Chichester (one man show)
‘Encounters’. Sussex Open, Brighton Museum
‘Fresh Air 2003’ Quenington Sculpture Show
Brighton Festival, Open House

“Galician Odyssey” – ‘Dziady’ project on tour:
Palace of Art, Lwow, Ukraine
“Art on a European Street”, Tarnow, Poland
Gallery Strug, Zakopane, Poland
Museum of Archeology, Krakow, Poland
Space Gallery, Krakow, Poland
Dwor Karwacjanow Gallery, Gorlice, Poland
Godinton House, Godinton, Kent
Brighton Art Fair

Arthouse Gallery, Brighton
Barn Gallery, Henley on Thames
Caerleon Sculpture Symposium, South Wales
“In The Shadow Of The Tree Of Life” - POSK Gallery, King St. London
“Sculpture in the Planning, Sculpture in the Making”, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset
Secret Garden, Spetchley Park, Worcester

Brighton Fringe Arts Festival, All Saints Church, (Prizewinner)

Barbican Library, London
Royal Society of British Sculptors, London
Castle Arts Centre, Wellingborough
“Outside/Inside” – Gibberd Gallery, Harlow
Cwmaman Sculpture Symposium, Wales
Hailsham Arts Festival, East Sussex

ODYSSEY on tour:
- Chichester Cathedral
- Portsmouth Cathedral
- Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Milton Keynes
- Rochester Cathedral
- Stockport Museum and Art Gallery
- Chadkirk Chapel, Romiley, Cheshire
- Museum of Hatting, Stockport

- Salisbury Cathedral
- YorkMinster
- St Joseph’s Church, Cwmaman
- Polish Art, Brighton Fringe Festival
- Arundel Cathedral, Sussex
North Gallery, Hailsham

- St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
- Worcester Cathedral
The Culture of Wood, Gibberd Gallery, Harlow
“Trees, Woods, Land and Sea”, Obsidian Art
“The Art of Sport”, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, London
Caerleon Arts Festival, South Wales
North Gallery, Hailsham
Artisan, Lewes, East Sussex

“A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden”, Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester
Brighton Festival Open House Exhibition
Restoration House, Rochester
Exhibition of Sculpture, thecentre:mk, Milton Keynes

- St Martin in the Field, Trafalgar Square, London
- Bow Methodist Church
- Hull University
Culture of Wood, Pall Mall, London

- Leutkirch im Allgau, Southern Germany
- Lamm3 Gallery, Leutkirch im Allgau, Germany

Odyssey - Wachter der Erinnerung - Memmingen, Germany

Odyssey - Weingarten, Germany
Odyssey - Nurtingen, Germany

"Memorial Structure" - 20-21 Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, UK

With the Wat Tyler figures

Biography / CV of Robert Koenig

Studied Sculpture at the Slade School of Art in London. Has been exhibiting continuously. Regularly works on public sculpture commissions. Is based in East Sussex.

1982 Resident Sculptor - Grizedale Forest, Cumbria
1983 Polish Government Postgraduate Scholarship
1984 Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club
1986 Brookside Middle School, Telford
1986 Milton Keynes Community Workshop Trust
1986 Resident Artist, Rufford Country Park
1987 Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
1987 Belvoirdale Primary School, Coalville, Leics.
1989 Cobden County Primary School, Loughborough
1989 Wyvern Primary School, Leicestershire
1990 Stratton Upper School, Biggleswade, Beds.
1990 East of England Show, Peterborough
1991 St. Peter`s Cof E Primary School, Whetstone,
1992 Alex Campbell School, Bletchley, Bucks
1994 St Paul`s School, Woughton, Milton Keynes
1994 Linford Combined School, Milton Keynes
1994 Bradwell Village School, Milton Keynes
1994 College de Trion, Samer, France
1995 The Clere School, Burghclere, Hampshire
1995 Bilston Art Gallery, West Midlands
1996 North Kidlington C.P. School, Kidlington, Oxon
1996 The Clere School, Burghclere, Hampshire
1996 Libusza School, Libusza, Poland
1999 St Edwards School, Sherfield English, Hants.
2000 Community Project, Rutherglen, Glasgow
2000 Buchan Country Park, Horsham
2001 St.Edwards School, Sherfield English, Hants.
2001 Great Chart School, Singleton, Kent
2003 Brookside School, Bicester, Oxon
2006 Cherry Tree Primary School, Basildon, Essex
2006 Bardfield Primary School, Basildon, Essex
2006 De La Salle Secondary School, Basildon
2007 Prince Rock Primary School, Plymouth
2008 Royal Latin School, Buckingham
2009 Harlow Playhouse
2010 Tuddenham Primary School, Suffolk
2011 Carden Primary School, Brighton
2011 Westdene Primary School, Brighton
2011 Coldean Primary School, Brighton
2011 Patcham Junior School, Brighton
2011 Patcham High School, Brighton
2013 Hans Multscher Gimnasium, Leutkirch im Allgau, Germany
2014 Vöhlin Gymnasium, Memmingen, Germany
2014 Geschwister Scholl Schule, Leutkirch, Germany
2014 Realschule Bad Wurzach, Germany
2014 Realschule Dornstadt, Germany
2014 Salvator Kolleg, Bad Wurzach, Germany
2015 Anna Essinger Schule,Ulm, Germany
2015 Realschule, Weingarten
2015 Freie Kunstschule Nurtingen


Artist Statement of Robert Koenig

"I am interested in the culture of wood. As a student I enjoyed looking at the large carved wood reclining figures of Henry Moore, the sculpture of Henri Gaudier Brzeska, Brancusi and Michelangelo and also the renaissance woodcarvers of Central Europe. They were all inspirational people but did not directly influence my work. I found my own way, decided what my personal concerns were and developed an inherited facility with working wood to make my statements. I have carved, assembled, constructed, painted and used tree trunks, planks and sawdust to tell my stories.?.


2001 - Symposium in Gorlice, South East Poland
2005 - Caerleon Sculpture festival, South Wales
2007 - Cwmaman Sculpture Festival, South Wales.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Robert Koenig

Arts Council of Great Britain
Northern Arts Association
Leicestershire Education Authority
The Gibberd Garden, Harlow, Essex
Rufford Country Park
Harlow Health Centre
Milton Keynes Community Workshop Trust
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Pearl Assurance, Peterborough
Commission for New Towns, Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury
Wspolnota Polska, Nowy Sacz, Poland.

Work in public and private collections in United Kingdom, USA, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Greece and Poland

1986 - Telford Development Corporation
1987 - Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford
1987 - SAAB UK. Ltd
1987 - Free Trade Wharf, London Docklands
1989 - Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford
1989 - Leicestershire Education Council
1989 - St Bede`s Church, Newport Pagnell, Bucks
1990 - Milton Keynes Hospital
1990 - Stockgrove Country Park, Bedfordshire
1991 - Milton Keynes Development Corporation
1991 - St. Mary`s Hospital, Kettering
1991 - NCC. East India Dock, Wapping, London
1993 - Perton Library, Staffs
1994 - Priory Country Park, Bedford
1995 - Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport
1995 - Dairsie Castle, Fife, Scotland
1995 - Oxford St. Roundabout, Bilston, West Midlands
1996 - The Clere School, Burghclere, Berkshire
1997 - Vine’s Gardens, Rochester
1999 - Brierley Forest Park, Notts.
1999 - St. Edwards School, Sherfield English
1999 - Hovercraft Celebration, New Forest District Council, Hythe, Hampshire
1999 - Loughborough Town Hall, Leicestershire
2000 - Langthorne Park, Leytonstone, London
2000 - Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton, Scotland
2002 – Chart Rd. Roundabout, Ashford, Kent
2002 – South Park, Redbridge, Essex
2003 – Bargoed Gateways Project, South Wales
2003 – Wiveliscombe Gateway, Somerset
2004 – Brookside School, Bicester, Oxon
2004 - Miners Memorial, Bargoed Country Park
2006 – Wat Tyler Country Park, Essex
2007 – Blagdons Meadow, Plymouth
2007 – Hove Progressive Synagogue, East Sussex
2008 – Waitrose Store, Manchester
2008 – Quishan Castle, China
2008 – Kinterbury Creek, Plymouth
2008 – Royal Latin School, Buckingham
2008 – St Joseph’s Church, Cwmaman, Wales
2009 – Tesco Store, Havant, Hampshire
2010 – Red Lodge Village, Suffolk
2011 – Parks Trust, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes
2011 – Caerphilly Council, South Wales
2013 – Leutkirch im Allgau, Germany
2014 - Memmingen, Germany
2015 - Weingarten, Germany
2015 - Nurtingen, Germany

Reviews of work by Robert Koenig

Artscribe No 13, 1978
Arts Review 26.09.80
Arts Review 02.07.82
Arts Review Dec. 1984
Aspects, Spring 1983
Aspects, July 1984
Studio International, May 1983
Architectural Review Sept. 1985
Arts Review 28.02.86
Craft No. 81, 1986
Arts Review, July 1986
Landscape Design, Dec. 1987
Arts Review, 11.03.88
Arts Review, April 1992
Woodcarving No. 8, 1994
Woodcarving No. 18, 1995
Landscape Design, 1996

Public Works of Robert Koenig

Robert Koenig`s Public works
Many public sculpture commissions in the UK.

Qualifications / Education of Robert Koenig

1978 Higher Diploma, Postgraduate Sculpture,
Slade School of Art, London
1976 BA Hons, First Class, Fine Art,
Brighton Polytechnic.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Robert Koenig

`Open Air Sculpture in Britain` - Zwemmer/Tate Gallery, ISBN 0-302-02749-1
`A Sense of Place` - Sculpture in Landscape - Coelfrith Press, ISBN 0-904461-85-8
`The Grizedale Experience` - Cannongate Press 1991, ISBN 0-86241-354-0
`Art in Public` - AN Publications, ISBN 0-907730-18-3
`The Encyclopaedia of Sculpting Techniques` - John Plowman, Quarto Books, ISBN 0-7472-1278-3
`Start Sculpting` - John Plowman, Quarto Books, ISBN 1-85348-960-3
`Natural Order` - The Grizedale Society, 1996, ISBN 0-9525450-5-5
`The Art of the Woodcarver` - GMC Publications, ISBN 1-86108-011-5
‘At The Edge Of Centuries’ – catalogue – essay by Craigie Horsfield -1997
‘Dziady’ – catalogue – essay by Jerzy Madeyski – 1997 ISBN 83-904836-6-1
‘Robert Koenig – Sculpture’ - catalogue - 2002
‘Public Sculpture of Staffordshire and the Black Country’ -
by George Thomas Noszlopy, Fiona Waterhouse, Liverpool University Press, 2005, ISBN: 0853239894
Robert Koenig - Odyssey - Leutkirch im Allgau - ISBN: 978-3-00-044563-7
Odyssey - Wachter der Erinnerung - Memmingen 2014

Price Range of Work

Robert Koenig's work has a price range from £1,250 to £4,167

Mediums utilised

Robert Koenig's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Robert Koenig's work is found in the following categories on site:
Human Figurative Sculptures (7)
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines (6)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (5)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Recycled Materials / Objets trouvees or Upcycle sculpture Statues statuettes (2)
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Carved Wood Sculptures (2)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Stylized Animals Sculptures
Farm Yard Sculptures
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Couples or Group Sculptures
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Polychrome Sculpture Multi-Coloured Statues statuettes statuary
Domestic Animal Sculpture
Figurative Public Art Sculptures
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside
Primitive or Naive style Sculpture or Statuary
Animal Birds Fish Busts or Heads or Masks or Trophies For Sale or Commission
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Robert Koenig's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2013 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2012 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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