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Anthony Caro (1924-2013), Sculptor

Sir Anthony Alfred Caro

Sitter in 10 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
After studying Engineering at Cambridge University (1942-5), Caro trained in sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools (1947-52) and as an assistant to Henry Moore (1951-3). As a teacher at St Martin's School of Art (1952-79) he made a significant contribution to sculpture, encouraging a new enquiring approach. Following his solo show at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1963, Caro's work, often using steel, became publically recognised. He was knighted in 1987. 'A gantry, machinery, industrial chains, oxy-acetylene cylinders, and men busy welding: it must be the studio of the artist who has remained a more innovative sculptor than any other for half a century.'

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Anthony Caro

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 October 1968
NPG P797(9)


Anthony Caro

by George Newson
bromide print, 28 September 1989
NPG x35729


Anthony Caro

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide fibre print, July 1991
NPG x39325


Anthony Caro

by Eamonn McCabe
bromide print, 2004
NPG x131766


Anthony Caro

by Dennis Toff
C-type colour print, 12 August 2008
NPG x133088


Royal Academicians In General Assembly

by Dennis Toff
C-type colour print, 28 May 2009
NPG x134136


Anthony Caro

by Nigel Graeme Henderson
bromide print, 1955-1956
NPG x4113


Anthony Caro

by Nicolo Vogel
vintage print on card mount, circa 1968
NPG x5672


Anthony Caro

by Philip Sayer
colour print from original transparency, 1989
NPG x76420


Anthony Caro

by Nicholas Sinclair
gelatin silver print, 1992
NPG x77008