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Public Art in Coventry City Centre

The postwar redevelopment of Coventry led to a huge growth in Public Art. The Coventry Society is a great supporter and proponent of public art in our city and we have led trails and created maps to show it off. You can see a map of one such tour here.

Some of our public art is listed below:


William Reid-Dick – Self Sacrifice, Lady Godiva – Bronze cast
by Morris Singer


Coventry Cross (replica of 1542)


John Hutton – Cathedral West Screen – engraved glass


Jacob Epstain – St. Michael and the Devel – Bronze
cast by Morris Singer


Philip Bentham – Coventry Boy – Bronze cast by Morris
Singer


Coventry University Logo, Negus & Negus, based
on David Bethel (Head of Art College 1955) – Phoenix



Jean Parker – The Enfolding – Bath Stone


Gary Galpin – Mother and Children – limestone

Pictures by Colin Marsh at the Herbert



Dr. Tim Trelfall – Barra suite 5 – limestone


John Poole – Coventry Coat of Arms


F. E. McWilliam – Portrait Figure of Elizabeth Frink
bronze 1965

Walter Ritchie – Man’s Struggle


Paul De Menchaux – Basilica – Purbeck, Portland
limestone, Frankland grey granite


Henry Wilson – Council House sculptures
Runcorn stone & Portland stone

Michael Furrell – Flywheel


Unknown Artists –
Sculptures on banks in High Street



Sculpture and Metalwork motifs on the former National Provincial Bank


Trevor Tennant – Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom (clock)


Trevor Tennant – The People of Coventry
Doulting stone

The Martyrs Mosaic

Unknown Craftsman – Peeping Tom

William George Mitchell – Panels

George Wagstaffe – Phoenix


William George Mitchell – Three Tuns
concrete


Robert Conybear & Uta Molling – Thread Through Time
– concrete rubble mix



Sir Guy and the Dun Cow by Alma Ramsey

Fred Millett – Locarno – Glass tiles

Neon Artwork – Lower Precinct

Thomas Gordan Cullen – History of Coventry Tiles


John Skelton – Co-op columns

James C. Brown – Belgrade Mural


Norelle Keddie – Bryan Bailey Memorial



Helaine Blumenfeld – Two sides of a Woman

Simon Events – Steel Horse (Trigger)

 

Other Public Art that has been Lost or Relocated

In addition to these 34 pieces of public art, there are a number of works of public art that have graced our streets, but are no longer in situ. In particular there were a number of significant art works in Market Way and
Smithford Way.
Follow this link to see some of these.

There is also an art trail along the Coventry Canal. 

We would welcome your commens on public artwork in Coventry. Please fill in the box below: