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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Peter Logan (b. 1943)

Sculptor born in Witney, Oxfordshire. He studied at Oxford School of Art, 1961–63; Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, 1963–66, under Robert Medley; and the Slade School of Fine Art, 1966–68, where he specialised in Theatre and Film Studies. He later taught at Wimbledon School of Art, Reading University and Goldsmiths’ College. Logan has chiefly made kinetic sculpture since 1969, his earliest pieces powered by electricity and with electronic controls, those from 1975, powered by the wind, and those from 1997, by solar energy. His works have been installed in the mountains of Switzerland and Japan and on the coasts of Holland, France, Ireland and California. His public sculptures include Stansted Javelins, 1993, Stansted Airport, and Arrows and Obelisk, 1995, Old Kent Road; sadly, his The Climber, 1998, at Notting Hill Gate was removed, c.2020, following several years of neglect on the part of the site owners.

Bibliography: D. Buckman, Artists in Britain since 1945 (2 vols: A–L, M–Z), Bristol (1998), 2nd edn. 2006; T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of Kensington and Chelsea with Westminster South-West, Watford, 2023, p. 483; T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of South London, Liverpool, 2007, pp. 183–84; R. Cocke, Public Sculpture of Norfolk and Suffolk, Liverpool, 2013, pp. 46–47; Peter Logan website.

Terry Cavanagh November 2022