Margaret Lovell is an award-winning sculptor and a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. She trained at the Slade, London and the Academy of Fine Arts , Florence and has undertaken commissions across the UK, Europe and the USA. Her work, mostly in bronze, can be found in the collections of The Arts Council of Great Britain, Barclays Bank and Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery among many other public and private collections.
Margaret Lovell, born in 1939 in Bristol studied at West of England College of Art 1956-60, with Ernest Pascoe, then at Slade School of Art 1960-2 under A.H.Gerrard, where she won First Prizes for sculpture and figure studies. In 1962 she worked at the Morris Singer Foundry where she learned about bronze casting techniques. She went to the Academy of Fine Art, Florence with an Italian State Scholarship from 1962-63 and gained a Greek Government scholarship 1965-6.
Lovell taught at Portsmouth College of Art, 1963-5. She was elected into the Royal West of England Academy in 1972 and becme a fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1973. Lovell took part in many mixed and group shows including Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; Mignon Gallery, Bath; Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives and abroad. Showed solo with Marjorie Parr Gallery from 1965, having first retrospective at Plymouth City Art Gallery, 1972. The Cornerstone Gallery, St Ives showed Lovell’s work in 2003 and a further retrospective exhibition was held in 2009 at the Porthminster Gallery, St Ives.
The Arts Council and Plymouth and Bristol Public Galleries hold examples of her work, specially commissioned. A monograph ‘Margaret Lovell: Sculptor’, with text by Peter Davies, was published by Sansom & Co in 2009. In July 2012 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from University of Leicester. She has held some seventeen solo exhibitions and numerous mixed exhibitions across the country. Work by this well respected and much-loved sculptor can be found in many private and public collections in Great Britain, Europe and the United States of America.