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British Sculptor Sir Anthony Caro Passed Away at 89

Oct 25, 2013 15:05 IST

British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro passed away on 23 October 2013. He was 89 years old. He died after a heart attack. He was the renowned British sculptor of his generation and also worked as the assistant to Henry Moore in the 1950s.

Life History of Sir Anthony Caro

• Sir Anthony Caro was born on 8 March 1924 at New Malden, England.
• He studied engineering at Christ's College Cambridge. Thereafter, she specialised in sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools in London until 1952.
• He won various prizes, which also included 2008's Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture for his piece Promenade.
• His recent exhibition was at Gagosian Gallery in London in June 2012.
• He played a crucial role in development of 20th Century sculpture.
• He had his own show at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1963. At that gallery, he displayed large abstract sculptures, such as Early One Morning (1962).
• From 1953 to 1981, he displayed his work at the St Martin's School of Art in London.
• He also inspired a range of young generation of British sculptors including Tony Cragg, Barry Flanagan, Gilbert & George, Richard Long and Phillip King.
• His famous work will be displayed at the major exhibition at The Museo Correr in Venice until 27 October 2013.
• He was also honoured with the Praemium Imperiale for Sculpture in Tokyo in 1992.
• In the year 1997, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Sculpture.
• In the year 1987, he was knighted.
• In May 2000, he was given the Order of Merit which recognises great achievement in the fields of the arts, learning, literature and science.
• On 9 March 2004, he was elected as the Senior Member of the Royal Academy.

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