|Kenneth George Budd|
1 October 1925|
Fulham, London, England
|Died||21 January 1995(aged 69)|
|Education||Beckenham School of Art|
|Alma mater||Royal College of Art|
Kenneth George Budd (1 October 1925 – 21 January 1995) was an English mural artist, known for his mosaics and work in other materials. His company, Kenneth Budd and Associates was based in Penge, south London.
Budd was born in Fulham, London, and studied at Beckenham School of Art from 1941–1944, then at the Royal College of Art from 1947–1950. He first worked for the firm of William Mitchell & Partners of Forest Hill, London.
Later in his career, he worked with his son Oliver, who continues to make murals and has redone some of his father's work. In January 2015 Oliver Budd appeared in Episode 2 of the BBC mini-series Sacred Wonders of Britain discussing the Roman mosaics of Lullingstone Roman Villa.
Budd's works include:
(With links to map and aerial photo sources)
|Kettering Abstract||Tresham Institute (formerly Kettering Boys' School), Kettering||1962||Removed for safekeeping by Kettering Civic Society.|
|Civil War mural||Colmore Circus, Birmingham||1964||(approx.)||Mosaic depicting the English Civil War; destroyed.|
|Horsefair 1908||Holloway Head, Birmingham||1967||Mosaic mural The animals on plinths are part of a separate, later, artwork.|
|Old Square||Old Square, Birmingham, Birmingham||1967||Fibreglass mural. Commissioned by the Public Works Department of Birmingham City Council. Unveiled on 21 April 1967 by Alderman C.V. Simpson, chairman of the Public Works Department. Depicts the history of the square.|
|J. F. Kennedy Memorial||Deritend, Birmingham||1968||Mosaic mural; destroyed 2007; recreated by Oliver Budd from original drawings, 2012 Image shows the near complete recreation, on 15 January 2013|
|History of Snow Hill||Snow Hill, Birmingham||1968||Mosaic mural depicting Snow Hill railway station; destroyed 2007|
|19th century Gwent Railway||Old Green Interchange, Newport, Gwent||1971||Mosaic mural completed 1975|
|Chartist mural||John Frost Square, Newport, Gwent||1978||Mosaic mural; destroyed 3 October 2013; a recreation is being considered. Image shows a section of the work.|
|Industrial mural||Colmore Circus, Birmingham||Destroyed|
|Coat of arms||Foyer, Guy's Tower, Guy's Hospital, London||(approx.)||Mosaic mural|
|Local Life 1890–1910||underpass under A467, Abertillery, Gwent||Commissioned by Gwent County Council|
- Noszlopy, George T. (1998-04-24). Public Sculpture of Birmingham. Jeremy Beach (ed.) (Ill ed.). Liverpool University Press. ISBN 0853236925.
- "KENNEDY MOSAIC MURAL". British Pathé. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- Chinn, Carl (2012-02-25). "Mural man Budd a master craftsman". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 2013-01-25 – via HighBeam. (subscription required (. ))
- Upton, Chris (2008-03-15). "Artist who planted flowers in a concrete desert". The Birmingham Post. Retrieved 2013-01-25 – via HighBeam. (subscription required (. ))
- Nick Dermody (13 March 2012). "Newport Chartist mural artwork faces demolition". BBC News. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- Bradley, Steve (2013-01-11). "New row over adding face of ex-Lord Mayor Mike Nangle to Birmingham JFK mosaic - Birmingham Mail". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "A Mosaic Mural under threat". Kettering Civic Society. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
- "How city went from Budd to new bloom". Birmingham Mail. 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2013-01-25 – via HighBeam. (subscription required (. ))
- George Thomas Noszlopy (1998). Public Sculpture of Birmingham. pp. 45–46. ISBN 0-85323-692-5.
- Crockett, Natalie (2012-03-22). "Chartist mural to be re-created in library (From South Wales Argus)". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- "Mural master Budd brightened 60s city". Birmingham Mail. 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2013-01-25 – via HighBeam. (subscription required (. ))
- "Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council - Abertillery Heritage Trail". Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
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