Stuart Brisley
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Stuart Brisley (born 1933) is a British artist.[2]

Brisley studied at Guildford School of Art from 1949 to 1954 and at the Royal College of Art from 1956 to 1959. In 1959–60 he attended the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich, Germany, and from 1960 to 1962 studied at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, in the United States.[2]

In 1968 he took part in the occupation of Hornsey College of Art by staff and students, the "Hornsey sit-in".[3]

In the 1960s and 1970s he was active as a performance artist; his works were inspired by Marxist political ideas, and frequently used extended duration as an aspect of the performance.[2][3] In the 1980s he turned to sculpture and installation art.[2]

After a long academic career,[3] Brisley is a Professor Emeritus of the Slade School of Fine Art.[4]


  1. ^ ID: 500025773: Brisley, Stuart (British sculptor, born 1933). Getty Research Institute: Union List of Artist Names online. Accessed April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d John Roberts (n.d.). Brisley, Stuart. Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (subscription required); also available as:
  3. ^ a b c Roddy Hunter, Judit Bodor (2012) Art, Meeting and Encounter: The Art of Action in Great Britain; in: Deirdre Heddon, Jennie Klein (eds.) (2012). Histories and practices of live art. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230229747.
  4. ^ Richard Gott (21 May 2010). Artist Stuart Brisley: shutting up shop on the old politics. The Guardian. Accessed March 2015.

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