a7ab81dd68fa8ac9507f7c0f22c8e69c Graham IbbesonIbbeson One Man Show, Austria 2003 – Graham with Malcolm Poynter and Kevin Harrison

Graham Ibbeson was born 1951 in Barnsley, UK and studied at Barnsley School of Art (1967 -1969) Chesterfield College of Art (1971-1972), Leicester Polytechnic (1972-1973), Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham (1973-1975), Royal College of Art, London (1975-1978).  Graham has been represented by the Treadwell Gallery since he left the Royal College in 1978, and he has exhibited consistently in the gallery`s busy national and international  Art Fair and Exhibition programme since that time. His work is in very many private collections and Public Collections owning his work include The British Museum, Leeds City Art Gallery, Tokyo Toy Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Canadian Arts Council and The London Toy Museum.  Graham is well known for his City Centre Public Sculpture, including Eric Morecambe for Morcambe, Cary Grant for Bristol, Laurel and Hardy for the Lake District, Dicky Bird, the most famous cricketing umpire, for Barnsley and a Seven metre high miner for Nottingham (Graham`s father was a miner and his mother was from a mining family).  The gallery plans a major 60th Birthday one man show of Grahams work in 2011, by which time Nick and Graham will have been working together for 33 years (Wow! or is it Pheeew!)