Paul was born in Devon and studied at the Royal College of Art and subsequently taught at the Winchester School of Art. Mount felt his career as a sculptor began when teaching in West Africa where he was inspired by the indigenous art. Working mainly in bronze, cast-iron and stainles steel, he exploited 'reflective surfaces to extend the sculpture ambiguously within intself', often making pieces in a number of units that fitted together in interchangeable, movable fashion. He also designed large scale architectural sculpture in concrete and fibre-glass in Africa and elsewhere.
Together with his second wife, June MILES, they worked from Nancherrow Studio, St Just-in-Penwith, and also annually in France. 'The first impression that his work makes is one of energy - specifically of the energy that defines itself as form. If sculpture of this order could remind us of any other art, it would be of music rather than painting.' [Ronald GASKELL, 1981]
works and access
Works incl: Sculpture, Exeter University; Sculpture Garden (Spain)
1986: RCM & RIC Three Spires Festival Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Pottery, Truro (Opening of the RCM or County Art Gallery, by the Royal Institution of Cornwall)
2009: Memorial Exhibition, Penwith Gallery, St Ives.
NSA 1972-3 list
Penwith Society of Artists
Brittain, Sarah and Cook, Simon (2001) Behind the Canvas, 40 Artists working in West Cornwall;
McLeod, Alister J (1973) Newlyn Society of Artists 1895-1973 (NAG 12 page brochure)
The Sculpture of Paul Mount (1981, Nancherrow Studio) Intro by Ronald Gaskell (illus)
Paul Mount Sculpture, New Art Centre Exh Cat 1987 London (illus)
Alice Gaskell (1994) Paul Mount, Reflections on sculpture from conversations with the artist (illus)
Whybrow (1986) Forms and Faces: Sculptors in SW Cornwall