Specialising in figurative sculpture, visual concepts of freedom, and the diversification of patronage of the arts, Melanie Veasey holds a PhD in Art History, exploring ‘Reforming Academicians’, Sculptors of the Royal Academy of Arts, c.1948-1959. (2018, Loughborough University).
Research for her Master’s, titled ‘Humanising the Landscape: The outdoor placement of landscape sculpture and its aesthetic impact upon the viewer’ (Distinction. 2014, Buckingham University) referenced key works by Henry Moore (1898-1986), Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) and Antony Gormley (1950-) and earlier, as the foundation for a successful international business career, ‘European Management and Employment Law’ (1995, Leicester University).
Melanie has presented research seminars for the Henry Moore Institute, the Henry Moore Foundation and the Paul Mellon Centre. She has catalogued artefacts for the Royal Academy of Arts and contributed to http://chronicle250.com celebrating the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibitions. Organising educational lectures and resourcing exhibitions, she is also currently writing a monograph on the Austrian émigré sculptor, Siegfried Charoux (1896-1967). Melanie is a member of several public sculptures societies and the Association for Art History.