Sandra Blow RA

Born: 1925 - 2006

Sandra Blow RA

Sandra Blow studied at St Martin's, the Royal Academy Schools and the Academy of Fine Arts, Rome. She went on to teach at the Royal College of Art from 1960. Blow's career saw solo shows, with a retrospective of her work held at the Royal Academy in 1994.

Blow also participated in many international group exhibitions from an early age in her career, including 'St Ives' held at the Tate Gallery in 1985. Blow's awards include joint-winner of the International Guggenheim Award in 1960 and Second Prize winner in the John Moores Liverpool exhibition in 1961.  

In 1994 her work 'Green and White' was purchased for the Nation. Among her recent commissions are a glass screen for Heathrow Airport (commissioned by BAA in 1995), and illustrations for 'Waves on Porthmeor Beach', by Alaric Sumner (Wordsworth Books in 1995). 

Sandra Blow was appointed Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1973 and Honorary Fellow of the London Institute in 2003.  She lived and worked in Cornwall.

Sadly, Sandra passed away in August 2006.

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