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Phillip King

(1934-2021), Sculptor and President of the Royal Academy

Sitter in 9 portraits
Phillip King was an artist of international standing. He studied sculpture at St Martin's School of Art, where Anthony Caro was teaching at the time. King was professor of sculpture at the Royal College of Art and then at the Royal Academy schools. In 1999 he was elected president of the Royal Academy, a post which he held until 2004. In 1990 he was made a Royal Academician and professor emeritus at the Royal College of Art. He worked in a variety of mediums including clay, fibreglass, ceramics and newspaper. King represented Britain at the XXXIV Venice Biennale in 1968, and in 1998 was the first British artist since Henry Moore to have an exhibition at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence.

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Phillip King, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(29)

Phillip King

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 22 April 1964
NPG P797(29)

Phillip King, by Michael Birt - NPG x23470

Phillip King

by Michael Birt
bromide print in window mount, 2 July 1982
NPG x23470

Phillip King, by Anne-Katrin Purkiss - NPG x47118

Phillip King

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide fibre print, March 1993
NPG x47118

Phillip King, by Gautier Deblonde - NPG x76641

Phillip King

by Gautier Deblonde
bromide fibre print, June 1994
NPG x76641

Royal Academy Hanging Committee 2001, by Keith Collie - NPG x131189

Royal Academy Hanging Committee 2001

by Keith Collie
digital colour print, 2001
NPG x131189

Phillip King, by Dennis Toff - NPG x133089

Phillip King

by Dennis Toff
C-type colour print, 10 February 2009
NPG x133089

'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale', by Julian Germain - NPG x132893

'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale'

by Julian Germain
archival inkjet print, 21 October 2009
NPG x132893

Phillip King, by David Vintiner - NPG x139786

Phillip King

by David Vintiner
C-type colour print, 11 March 2014
NPG x139786

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Phillip King

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1981
NPG x22436


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