Anthony CARO (British 1924-2013)
Sculptor in bronze, steel and aluminium. Anthony Caro was born in London and studied engineering at Christ’s College, Cambridge. After the war, Caro studied sculpture at Regent Street Polytechnic and at the R.A. Schools 1947–52. Anthony Caro began working as part-time assistant to Henry Moore 1951–3 and from 1952 he began to model single figure subjects in clay for bronze casting, however by 1959 Caro began experimenting with abstract sculpture in plaster which was later destroyed. Since 1960, Anthony Caro has worked on bolted and welded steel and aluminium sculptures. His first one-man exhibition was at the Galleria del Naviglio, Milan, 1956 and in the following year, 1957, he exhibited in London at Gimpel Fils. Caro was awarded a Paris Biennale Sculpture Prize 1959; he had an exhibition of his non-figurative work at the Whitechapel Art Gallery 1963. Anthony Caro taught at St Martin’s School of Art since 1953, and at Bennington College, Vermont, 1963–4.