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Maquette for Between Blue and Blue. 1966
Sculptor, painter and teacher, born in York, where he studied at the School of Art there from 1953-6 and then to the Royal College of Art from 1956-60. Wrag taught at Chelsea School of Art in 1961. In 1960 He gained a Sainsbury Award and in 1966 a Sainsbury commission, which resulted in a metal sculpture outside the firm's store in the Kings Road, Chelsea. Initially a sculptor of mythical figures, such as his 'Romulus and Remus' at Charterhouse School; then abstract work; then progressed to polychromed resined heads, such as his Rilke series. He had the first of several one-man show at Hanover Gallery in 1963, later ones including Devizes Museum Gallery and England & Co, 1994. He was featured in 'British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century' , Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1981-82. In 1977 he gained an Arts Council Major Award and the Council holds his work. He lived for some time in Devizes, Wiltshire and was elected RA in 1991.