Eduardo Paolozzi

Sir Eduardo PAOLOZZI, RA (1924-2005)

was an important and highly influential sculptor, collagist and printmaker. Born in Leith, Scotland to Italian parents, he attended evening classes at the Edinburgh College of Art in 1943, then studied at St. Martin’s School of Art in 1944, and later studied sculpture at the Slade School in London 1945-47. In the late 1940s he lived in Paris and became interested in Surrealism. Paolozzi taught at the Central School of Art 1949-1955 and during this period he became a prominent member of The Independent Group and he is now regarded as an early pioneer of what was later to become known as Pop Art. He used a wide variety of found objects and materials in his work and was very interested in developing images of modern machinery often with geometric elements. Eduardo Paolozzi was elected to the Royal Academy in 1979 and he was knighted in 1988. His work is held in numerous public collections internationally, including The Tate Gallery, The National Galleries of Scotland, The Government Art Collection, the Guggenheim Collection, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York..

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