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Mission Gallery is proud to present an exhibition celebrating a 100 years of Glenys Cour.

“Painter, printmaker, collage & stained-glass artist, poet, teacher, champion – ambassador for Wales. An abiding and extraordinary multi layered legacy. Glenys has touched and enriched so many lives – generations of students, artists & designers, exhibition visitors and friends. Gifting colour to all our lives.”

– Sally Moss

Glenys was born in Fishguard in 1924 and brought up in the mining communities of the Rhymney Valley. She studied under Ceri Richards at Cardiff Art School and in the late 1940’s came to teach in Swansea where she met and married sculptor, the late Ron Cour. Both taught at Swansea School of Art, Glenys mainly in the world-renowned Stained-Glass Department. She contributed to the wider world of Art in Wales through the South Wales Group (now the Welsh Group), WWAA, Friends of the Glynn Vivian and the Swansea Arts’ Workshop. A 2017 Retrospective Exhibition took place at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, curated by the late Mel Gooding. Glenys is now 100, paints daily in her home studio and is inspired by the ever-changing light and views from her sea-front windows. Her work is in both private and public collections. In 2020 she was awarded an MBE for services to the visual arts in Wales.