Tony Goble


Anthony Barton Goble (October 20, 1943 – April 13, 2007), was a Welsh artist.

Goble was born in Newtown, Montgomeryshire, into a wealthy family; but his father’s death when he was a baby resulted in his spending his early years in the care of a Welsh-speaking family until reunited with his mother and elder sisters, who had moved to Llandudno. He was educated at St Mary’s College, Rhos-on-Sea and Wrexham College of Art. He married in 1963 and settled at Llanfairfechan. He worked at several jobs to support his family while struggling to make his name as an artist, and became a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy in 1977, before taking on a residency at Llanover Hall arts centre in Cardiff in 1979.

Works by Tony Goble are exhibited at the National Museum of Wales, Leeds Museum, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and the Contemporary Art Society for Wales.

Solo exhibitions

  • “Dream-Seeds”, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, 1995
  • “25 Years in Residence”, Llanover Hall, 2004