John Nugent

About the Artist

John Nugent is a nationally recognized Saskatchewan  sculptorA three-dimensional work of art, or the art of making it. Such works may be carved, modeled, constructed, or cast. Sculptures can also be described as assemblage, in the round, and relief, and made in a huge variety of media. A sculptor is one who creates sculptures. (artlex.com)  who lives and has his studio in Lumsden, Saskatchewan. His studio has been designated as heritage property because of his reputation as an important Saskatchewan artist and also because it was designed in a  modernistModernism is an art movement characterized by the deliberate departure from tradition and the use of innovative forms of expression that distinguish many styles in the arts and literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.   styleA way of doing something. Use of materials, methods of working, design qualities and choice of subject matter reflect the style of the individual, culture, movement, or time period.  of architecture by renowned architect Clifford Wiens.

Nugent was born in Montreal, Quebec and taught sculpture at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan from 1970 to 1985.  His work and ideas were important to the development of  abstractImagery which departs from representational accuracy, to a variable range of possible degrees. Abstract artists select and then exaggerate or simplify the forms suggested by the world around them.  (Artlex.com)  sculpture in Saskatchewan and Canada in the 1950’s and 1960’s.


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