Michael Sandle (Biographical details)

Michael Sandle (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1936)

Also known as

Sandle, Michael


Printmaker, painter/draughtsman and sculptor, Royal Academician; born and brought up in the West of England and then the Isle of Man; studied part-time at various art schools after National Service; full-time in printmaking at the Slade 1956-59 under Anthony Gross (etching) and Lynton Lamb and Ceri Richards (lithography); travelled to Italy and Paris, where worked as a lithographer at the Atelier Patris, working for artists such as Sugai and Soulages; taught in England from 1961 and began to introduce sculptural elements to his reliefs; first sculpture 1966; first solo exhibition at Drian Galleries, Porchester Place 1963; taught in Canada 1970-73, then professor of sculpture in Pforzheim, Germany from 1973 and then as professor of sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Künst, Karlsruhe,1980-1999; major retrospective at the Whitechapel Art Gallery,1988, which toured Germany the following year; became a Royal Academician in 1990, resigned in 1997, rejoined in 2005; returned to UK where he lived and worked initially in Devon before moving to London, where his work has concentrated on drawing and sculpture.


'Michael Sandle: Sculpture and Drawings 1957-88' (exh.cat.), retrospective, with essays by Marco Livingstone and Jon Bird in English and essays by Paul Bonaventura, Klaus Lankheit and Tilman Osterwold in German, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1988; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 1989
'Michael Sandle: Memorials for the Twentieth Century' (exh. cat.), with essays by Norbert Lynton and Colin Amery, Tate Gallery Liverpool, 1995
John McEwen, 'The Sculpture of Michael Sandle', Much Hadham and Aldershot: The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, 2002 (monograph)