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Anthony Caro    (British, 1924-2013)

 Anthony Caro - Catalan Tapdance (Sculptures) h: 42.9 x w: 37 x d: 20.1 in / h: 109 x w: 94 x d: 51.1 cm
Anthony Caro
Catalan Tapdance 1987-1988
 
  

Biography
1924 Born 8 March, New Malden, Surrey, England
1937 - 1942 Attends Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey (During vacations works in studio of sculptor Charles Wheeler)
1942 - 1944 Attends Christ's College, Cambridge; M.A. in Engineering (Attends Farnham School of Art during vacations)
1944 - 1946 Fleet Air Arm of Royal Navy
1946 - 1947 Regent Street Polytechnic, London; studies sculpture with Geoffrey Deeley
1948 Awarded two silver medals and one bronze medal from Royal Academy Schools for clay figure models, carving and composition. Travels to France in summer, spending a month drawing, photographing and studying Chartres Cathedral.
1949 Marries the painter Sheila Girling (two sons Timothy, 1951, and Paul, 1958)
1947 - 1952 Royal Academy Schools, London, where he receives a strict academic training (Studies and copies Greek, Etruscan, Romanesque and Gothic sculpture)
1951 - 1953 Works as part-time assistant to Henry Moore
1959 Wins sculpture prize at Paris Biennale. Visits USA for the first time on Ford Foundation English Speaking Union Grant; meets Kenneth Noland and David Smith, also Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler and others.
1963 - 1965 Teaches at Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
1968 Awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree, University of East Anglia
1969 Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire
1976 Presented with key of New York City by Mayor Abraham Beame
1953 - 1979 Teaches at St Martin's School of Art, London. Joins Frank Martin, Head of Sculpture Department, in organising the department and developing the curriculum. Integrates sculpture and drawings into a single class with a view to understanding rather than copying the subject.
1979 Receives Honorary Doctorates from the University of East Anglia and York University, Toronto. Made Honorary Member of American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York.
1981 Made Honorary Fellow, Christ’s College, Cambridge. Joins Council of Royal College of Art.
1982 Appointed Trustee of Tate Gallery, London. With Robert Loder founded the Triangle Workshop for sculptors and painters at Pine Plains, New York and participates annually thereafter until 1991. Joins Council of Slade School of Art.
1985 Receives Doctor of Letters, Cambridge University
1986 Made Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Art
1987 Awarded Knighthood, Queen’s Birthday Honours. Receives Honorary Degree, Surrey University.
1988 Awarded Honorary Foreign Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1989 Receives Honorary Degree, Yale University
1990 Awarded Honorary Degree, University of Alberta, Edmonton
1991 Awarded first Nobutake Shikanai Prize, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan
1992 Awarded Honorary Membership, Accademia delle belle Arti di Brera, Milan. Receives Praemium Imperiale Prize for Sculpture, Tokyo.
1993 Awarded Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters, Winchester School of Art
1996 Receives Diploma Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Charles de Gaulle, Lille and Honorary Degree, Durham University
1998 Receives Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Centre, Washington DC and Honorary Fine Arts Degree, Florida International University.
2000 Receives the Order of Merit

Exhibitions
2011 Kukje Gallery, Seoul
2011 Exhibition of Large works, The Metropolitan Musuem of Art, New York
2011 Galeria Alvaro Alcazar, Madrid
2010 Exhibition of jewelry at New Arts Centre, Wiltshire
2010 Exhibition of 1980s figure sculptures and drawings at Royal Society of British Sculptors, London and Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
2010 Exhibitions of new Upright Sculptures at Annely Juda Fine Art, London; Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
2010 Solo exhibition at Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona
2009 - 2010 Exhibits with Sheila Girling at Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam
2009 Works from the Kenwood Series shown at Galeria Altair, Palma de Mallorca
2009 Joint retrospective with Eduardo Paolozzi at the new Lightbox Gallery, Woking
2008 Recent Galvanised Works, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
2008 Opening of major permanent commission Chapel of Light at the Church of St Jean Baptiste in Bourbourg, Northern France
2008 The largest retrospective in France held in three museums in Calais, Dunkirk and Gravelines, as well as exhibitions in Angers, Paris and Lille
2008 First solo exhibition in Ireland at Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
2008 Exhibition of four figurative heads at National Portrait Gallery, London
2008 Promenade displayed in the Courtyard of Burlington House, Piccadilly, during and after the Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition
2008 The Barbarians shown at Galeria Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, as part of larger exhibition
2007 Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen
2007 Joint exhibition with Sheila Girling at the New Arts Centre, Wiltshire
2007 Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
2007 Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK
2006 'Anthony Caro', Galeria Altair, Palma de Mallorca
2006 'Anthony Caro – The Barbarians', IVAM, Valencia
2005 'Anthony Caro – Painted Sculpture', Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
2005 'Anthony Caro', Tate Britain, London
2005 'Anthony Caro', Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia
2005 ‘Anthony Caro’, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
2005 'Anthony Caro – Sculpture 1966-1983', Marc Selwyn Fine Art, LA, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, LA, USA
2005 'Anthony Caro', Galeria Metta, Madrid
2005 'Anthony Caro – Edouard Manet', Musée d'Orsay, Paris
2005 'Henry Moore: Epoche und Echo - Englische Bildhauerei im 20. Jahrhundert', Kunsthalle Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
2005 A Life in Sculpture, Scripps College, California; Bentley Projects, Texas and (spring 2006) Garth Clark Gallery, New York
2004 Caro in Focus inaugurates the new Sudhaus galleries at Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall
2004 ‘Turning Points: 20th Century British Sculpture’, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
2004 ‘Anthony Caro – The Barbarians’, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
2004 ‘Anthony Caro 80 jaar – recente sculptuur’, Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam
2004 ‘Anthony Caro – New Sculpture: The Way It Is’, Kenwood House, London
2004 ‘Anthony Caro – A Survey’, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
2003 ‘The Barbarians, Europa and the Bull and Paper Book Sculptures’, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2003 'Terrakotta-Arbeiten’ Galerie Lelong, Zurich
2003 ‘Anthony Caro, escultures i obra sobre paper’, Galeria joan Prats – Artgrafic, Barcelona
2002 El Judici Final 1995-1999 Fundació Caixa Catalunya, Barcelona
2002 Anthony Caro, ‘L’évolution d’un sculpteur’, Château-Musée de Dieppe, France
2002 Galeria Altair, Palma de Mallorca
2002 ‘Anthony Caro. Clay Sculptures’, Galerie Besson, London
2002 Galeria Metta Galeria, Madrid
2002 Galeria Lawrence Rubin, Milan
2001 ‘Anthony Caro - Duccio Variations, Gold Blocks and Concerto Pieces’, Marlborough Gallery, New York
2001 ‘A Sculptor’s Development - Anthony Caro’, Lewes Town Hall, Lewes
2001 ‘Caro at Longside. Sculpture and Sculpitecture’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Longside Gallery, Wakefield
2001 ‘Architecture in Art’, Crane Kalman Gallery, London
2001 The last judgement, Johanniterhalle de Schwäbisch Hall
2000 ‘Sculpture and the Divine’, Winchester Cathedral
2000 ‘BLUE: borrowed and new’, The New Art Gallery, Walsall
2000 ‘20th Century Steel Sculpture’, Beadleston Gallery, New York
2000 ‘Welded: Sculpture of the Twentieth Century’, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
2000 ‘Sculptura 2000’, Kasteel Blauwhuis, Izegem, Belgium
2000 ‘In Concerto’, Venice Design Art Gallery, Venice, Italy
2000 ‘Paint + Steel’, Ameringer Howard Fine Art, New York City
2000 ‘Anthony Caro - Nye Skulpturer’, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen
1999 XLVIII Biennal de Venice with The Last Judgement
1998 Caro: Sculpture from Painting, National Gallery, London
1997 Abakanowicz, Bourgeois, Caro, Marlborough Chelsea, New York
1996 Un Siècle de Sculpture Anglaise, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris
1995 Anthony Caro, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokio
1993 Partners, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1993 Images of Christ, St Paul’s Cathedral, London
1991 Recent work, Tate Gallery, London
1989 Aspects of Anthony Caro, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1988 Retrospective exhibition, Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul
1988 43th Venice Biennale
1986 42th Venice Biennale
1986 What is Modern Sculpture?, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1986 Forty Years of Modern Art, Tate Gallery, London
1986 Caro: Sculptures 1971-1985, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona
1984 Retrospective exhibition, Serpentine Gallery, London; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf; Fondation Miro, Barcelona
1983 Aspects of British Art, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York
1975 Retrospective Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Mineapolis; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1972 Sculptura nella Citta, Public Squares, XXXVI, Biennal de Venice
1970 British Painting and Sculpture 1960-70, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC (organised by the Tate Gallery and The British Council)
1969 Retrospective exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London
1969 10th Sao Paulo Biennale
1968 Noland, Louis and Caro, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1968 Ways of Contemporary Research, Central Pavilion, 34th Venice Biennale
1967 American Sculpture of the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum
1967 Guggenheim International Exhibition, 1967: Sculpture from Twenty Nations, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; shown also during 1968 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
1967 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
1966 Five Young British Artists, British Pavilion, 33th Venice Biennale (with Richard Smith, Harold Cohen, Bernard Cohen and Robyn Denny)
1965 British Sculpture in the Sixties, Tate Gallery, London
1964 Documenta III, Cassel, Germany
1964 1954-1964: Painting and Sculpture of a Decade, Tate Gallery, London
1964 Anthony Caro: First New York exhibition, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York
1961 Ten Sculptors, Marlborough New London Gallery, London
1959 First Paris Biennale of Young Artists, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris
1958 Three Young English Artists, Central Pavilion, 29th Venice Biennale
1958 The Religious Theme, Tate Gallery, London (organised by the Contemporary Art Society, London)
1957 Gimpel Fils Gallery, Londres
1956 Galleria del Naviglio, Milan, Italie
1955 New Sculptors and Painter-Sculptors, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
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