Ms Ann Compton

  • Honorary Research Fellow (History of Art)

Research interests

Research Projects

Project Director, Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951

Research Interests

19th and 20th century British art with a special focus on sculpture, public art and art infrastructures

Biography

BA Hons History, (University of Bristol); MA History of Art (Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London)


Grants

 

  • 2006-2011, Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, AHRC and British Academy funded research project.
  • 2006 Research and Development Grant from The Trustees of the Henry Moore Foundation for the Database of Sculptors in Britain and Ireland 1850-1950
  • 2005 Feasibility Study funding from The Trustees of the Henry Moore Foundation for the Database of Sculptors in Britain and Ireland 1850-1950
  • 2002 British School at Rome – research bursary from the BSR to study in the institution’s archive

 

 


Additional Information

Publications

2012

Beneath the Skin: the Sculpture of Garth Evans, edited by Ann Compton with Sam Cornish and Robin Greenwood, texts by Ann Compton, Richard Deacon, Garth Evans, Anna Lovatt, Clarrie Wallis and Jon Wood with a preface by Caroline Douglas, book published by Lund Humphries to coincide with a retrospective exhibition at Longside gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 16 March-19 May 2012

2010

'Plastic pleasures: reconsidering the practice of modelling and manuals of sculpture technique c.1880-1934' forthcoming article for a special issue entitled 'Tools of the Trade' in The Journal of Modern Craft, Autumn 2010

2009

'Dora Gordine: Sculptor, Artist, Designer', Art Book, winter issue 2009

'Is this it? Garth Evans sculpture from the 1960s', Poussin Gallery, London, 2009    

2008

'Bertram Mackennal', Historians of British Art Newsletter, Winter Issue, December 2008 

'The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson': Constructing a Legend', the Jewish Museum, New York, Sculpture, vol 27, No 2, March 2008 

2007

'Modern Sculpture Reader' edited by David Hulks, Alex Potts, and Jon Wood, Sculpture, vol 26, No 9, November 2007

'Philosophy of Time Travel', Studio Museum Harlem, Art in America, October 2007

'Lawrence Gipe', Alexander Gary Associates, New York, Art in America, May 2007

'Beneath the Skin: Recent Sculpture by Garth Evans', at Lori Bookstein, New York, Art in America. February 2007 

Art as Existence: the Artist's Monograph and its Project, Gabriele Guercio, Art Book, Summer issue

'Rodin', Royal Academy of Arts, London, Art Book, Spring issue 

2006

'The Sculpture Collection at the Zimmerli Art Museum', The Sculpture Journal, November 2006

'Mother Stone: the Vitality of Modern British Sculpture by Anne Middleton Wagner', book review, The Art Book, Autumn 2006

'CR Ashbee: Architect, Designer, Romantic Socialist by Alan Crawford and An Anthology of the Arts and Crafts Movement: Writings by Ashbee, Lethaby, Gimson and their Contemporaries by Mary Greensted', book review, The Art Book, Summer 2006

Breaking the Mold exhibition review, Sculpture, August 2006

2005

Earthly Delights: the Murals of Mary Adshead, editor and contributor, exhibition catalogue, University of Liverpool

'Body Doubles: Sculpture in Britain 1877-1905, by David Getsy', book review, The Art Book, November 2005

'George Kennethson: a Modernist Rediscovered by Simon Hucker', book review, The Art Book, November 2005

2004 

The Sculpture of Charles Sargeant Jagger, monograph and catalogue of work, British Sculpture Series, Henry Moore Foundation and Ashgate/Lund Humphries, London

'Charles Sargeant Jagger' and 'Edward Halliday' in New Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford, Oxford University Press

2003

‘Edward Carter Preston’ in Twentieth Century British Sculpture, volume I, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

‘Infrastructure 1900-25’ in Twentieth Century British Sculpture, volume II, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

2001

‘Europa by Edward Carter Preston’ in Shine, exhibition catalogue, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Conference Papers

2011

Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, co-chair with Dr. Marjorie Trusted and Professor Alison Yarrington of the final project conference for Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, 25-26 February 2011

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds co-chair with Dr. Jonathan Wood and Dr. Martina Droth of The New British Sculpture: Reviewing the persistence of an idea, c.1850-present, 16 February 2011

2010 

Beyond the Little Magazine: middlebrow print culture, ‘art’ literature and the formation of modernist taste in Britain, 1910-45, invited speaker, Chair: Dr Louise Campbell, Respondent: Professor Michael Hatt, Institute of Advanced Study, Millburn House, University of Warwick, 14 July 2010

2009

‘Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951’ presentation on project methodology at Online Research Workshop organised by the Yale Center for British Art at the national Portrait Gallery and Paul Mellon Centre, 4-5 November 2009

'"How to Do It": re-reading the sculpture manual in the context of early British modernism' in Artists’ Writings 1850-Present, Conference, Courtauld Institute Of Art, 4-6 June 2009

'Plastic pleasures: reconsidering the practice of modelling and manuals of sculpture technique c.1880-1934' in Tools of Trades: Articulating Sculptural Practice, Convened by Jyrki Siukonen (FAFA) and Jon Wood (HMI), AAH Conference Intersections, Manchester Metropolitan University, MIRIAD, 2 - 4 April 2009

2008

CAA Conference in Dallas, joint Chair with the artist Claire Lieberman of a panel entitled 'Persons of Interest, Locating the Artist in Times of Conflict'

2007

'Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and the emergence of modernist sculpture in Britain', Public Lecture delivered at the New York Studio School 

2004

‘The Development of Professional Infrastructures in New York and London and the Experience of Women Sculptors 1890-1925’ Paper delivered at Practice and Identity: Women, Sculpture and Place: Dorich House Annual Conference 6, Kingston University, London

2003

‘The development and impact of Rome Scholarships in Sculpture 1913-30’ paper delivered at Teaching and Studying Sculpture 1870-1940, symposium organised by University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University

2002

‘Three Rome Scholars: Charles Sargeant Jagger, Edward Halliday and Evelyn Gibbs’ Public Lecture at the British School at Rome

Selected Exhibitions

2005

Earthly Delights: the Murals and Easel Paintings of Mary Adshead, University of Liverpool Art Gallery

2003 

Charles John Allen 1863-1956: Liverpool Idealist , University of Liverpool Art Gallery

2002

Crafty Thoughts: Contemporary Artists from Sri Lanka, University of Liverpool Art Gallery – part of the Art SouthAsia Festival in collaboration with Museums in Preston, Oldham and Manchester

2000

A Singular Vision: Bernard Meninsky, University of Liverpool Art Gallery, in partnership with the Contemporary Art Society and toured to Leeds, Sheffield and London

Heribert Ottersbach, University of Liverpool Art Gallery – part of Liverpool-Köln Festival

1999 

Edward Carter Preston: Sculptor, Painter, Medallist, University of Liverpool Art Gallery

Thomas Lanfranchi , University of Liverpool Art Gallery – Liverpool Biennial International Exhibition

1998

Adrian Henri: Thanksgivings and Calaveras, University of Liverpool Art Gallery

1997

Edward Halliday: Art for Life, University of Liverpool Art Gallery 

1985

Charles Sargeant Jagger: War and Peace Sculpture , Imperial War Museum, London

1981-83

Shirazeh Houshiary and Alison Wilding, Joseph Beuys: Drawings, Kettle's Yard Gallery, Cambridge – collaboration with Victoria and Albert Museum and John Piper: Stained Glass     


Publications

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2011

Compton, A., Barr, M. and Anderson, I. (2011) An introduction to the Mapping Sculpture research programme, database and mobile interface. In: Mapping Materials and Makers: Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, London, UK, 25-26th February 2011,

2010

Compton, A. (2010) Plastic pleasures: reconsidering the practice of modeling through manuals of sculpture technique, c.1880–1933. Journal of Modern Craft, 3(3), pp. 309-324. (doi:10.2752/174967810X12868890612286)

2004

Compton, A. (2004) The Sculpture of Charles Sargeant Jagger. Series: British sculptors and sculpture series. Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries: Aldershot. ISBN 0 85331 864 6

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Articles

Compton, A. (2010) Plastic pleasures: reconsidering the practice of modeling through manuals of sculpture technique, c.1880–1933. Journal of Modern Craft, 3(3), pp. 309-324. (doi:10.2752/174967810X12868890612286)

Books

Compton, A. (2004) The Sculpture of Charles Sargeant Jagger. Series: British sculptors and sculpture series. Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries: Aldershot. ISBN 0 85331 864 6

Conference Proceedings

Compton, A., Barr, M. and Anderson, I. (2011) An introduction to the Mapping Sculpture research programme, database and mobile interface. In: Mapping Materials and Makers: Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, London, UK, 25-26th February 2011,

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