Antony Gormley RA

© Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: James Hunkin

Antony Gormley RA

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Born: 30 August 1950

Elected: 23 May 2003

Royal Academician

Sculptor

http://www.antonygormley.com/

Antony Gormley was born in London in 1950. Upon completing his studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, he travelled to India, returning to London three years later to study at the Central School of Art, Goldsmiths College and the Slade School of Art.

Throughout his career, Gormley has used his own body as an archetype, the starting point from which to explore the relationships between bodies and the contexts which they inhabit, primarily through the medium of sculpture. Over this time he has created some of the most ambitious and recognisable works of the past two decades including 'Field', 'The Angel of the North' and, most recently, 'Quantum Cloud for the Millennium Dome' in Greenwich.

He has created large-scale installations in Cuxhaven, Germany and at the Royal Academy of Arts, London and has had solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, the Serpentine Gallery and White Cube. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994 and the South Bank prize in 1999.