Vale, John Furnival
(30 May 1933 – 31 May 2020)
We are sad to announce the death of John Furnival, on the day after his 87th birthday. John described himself as “a drawer of landscapes, personages and wordscapes”, and his prints, drawings and publications connected his antecedents in the Dada and Surrealist movements to his associations in the early 1960s with the innovators of Concrete Poetry, the Beat poets, and the Fluxus and Mail Art movements. He taught for more than thirty years at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, and was an active participant in the Academy’s innovative era in the 1960s and ’70s when it was a creative hub for Concrete Poetry.