Great Britain1983 René Magritte British Art Medal Society

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Great Britain 1983 René Magritte René François Ghislain Magritte (1898 – 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist, who became well known for creating a number of witty and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality. His imagery has influenced pop art, minimalist art, and conceptual art. 

77mm cast bronze tribute medal 175 grams, by Laurence [Laurie] Burt (1925-2015), for the British Art Medal Society (medal No. 4), in the style of the artist, an apple before the face of a man in a bowler hat, rev. the back of the same man’s head, wearing the bowler hat, words in clouds around, GREET ME IN ART, from an edition of only 30 medals.  This medal was cast by Lunt.                                         

Laurie Burt - Sculptor and teacher, born in Leeds, Yorkshire. Between 1939–49 Burt worked as an industrial metal worker, apart from service in the Army in World War II. From 1948– 55 he studied part-time at Leeds College of Art, making assemblages, sculptures and reliefs, then he taught at Leeds, 1956–60. This was the first of a series of teaching posts throughout England, including art colleges in Leicester, Cardiff, Wolverhampton and Falmouth.  

For the website of the British Art Medal Society click the link below.

For more information on the The Musée Magritte Museum in Brussels, Belgium

The photos do not come with the medal.