Artwork by Robert Kiddey: Carved Stone Panel - The Building Trade, Technical College, Friary Road, Newark on Trent, 1957

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Artwork by Robert Kiddey: Carved Stone Panel - The Building Trade, Technical College, Friary Road, Newark on Trent, 1957

Courtesy of Nottinghamshire Archives

Bede House Lane
Newark on Trent
England

Panel found on the Bede House Lane frontage of Newark Technical College. This is panel three of a set of four let into the former Woodwork department building depicting the arts and trades taught at Newark Technical College. This panel depicts the Arts: drama, painting and music. Robert Kiddey (1900-1984) was a well known Newark based artist and sculptor. Robert Kiddey was born at Nottingham in 1900. His gift for art made itself apparent at an early age, and at 14 he enrolled at Nottingham School of Art on Waverley Street. Following active service in the First World War as a private in the Notts & Derbys Regiment of Foot, he came to Newark in 1931 as an art teacher at the newly opened Technical College. From that time onwards he made Newark his permanent home and over the years set up his studio in a number of places around the town _ on the wharf, in the market place, and latterly in a former infant school at 5a King Street. It was from these locations in the heart of Newark that he produced an impressive variety of sculptures, carvings and paintings that were destined to grace not only the walls of private homes and public buildings (including Southwell Minster), but also to receive due recognition at the Royal Academy and showings at some of the art world

Date: 01/04/1993

Organisation Reference: NCCE004209

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