Anthony Caro

Sir Anthony Caro OM CBE (b. 1924, New Malden, United Kingdom; d. 2013, London, United Kingdom) rose to prominence in the 1960s for his large-scale, abstract sculptures. Caro utilized oxyacetylene welding equipment and scrap metal from London dockyards and began to experiment with cutting, welding, and bolting together pre-fabricated steel girders, meshes and sheet metal. The resulting abstract sculptures explored similar topics as Color Field painters such as scale, form, surface and space. Caro’s career spanned more than five decades, during which he has received numerous honors, critical acclaim and was considered the pre-eminent British sculptor of the Post-War era. Caro’s major exhibitions include retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1975, the Trajan Markets, Rome in 1992, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo in 1995, Tate Britain, London in 2005 and 2014, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011.

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