C. Grimaldis Gallery

Sir Anthony Caro

(British, 1924–2013)

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Sir Anthony Caro

Chalk Line, 2006

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Sir Anthony Caro


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Sir Anthony Caro

Turret, 2011

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Born on March 8, New Malden, Surrey, England
1937 - 1942
Attended Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey (During vacations worked in studio of sculptor Charles Wheeler)
1942 - 1944
Attended Christ's College, Cambridge; MA in engineering (Attended Farnham School of Art during vacations)
1944 - 1946
Fleet Air Arm of Royal Navy
1946 - 1947
Regent Street Polytechnic, London; studied sculpture with Geoffrey Deeley
1947 - 1952
Royal Academy Schools, London, where he received a strict academic training (studied and copied Greek, Etruscan, Romanesque, and Gothic sculpture)
Awarded two silver medals and one bronze medal from Royal Academy Schools for clay figure models, carving and composition. Traveled to France in summer, spending a month drawing, photographing and studying Chartres Cathedral.
Married the painter Sheila Girling (two sons: Timothy, 1951, and Paul, 1958)
1951 - 1953
Worked as part-time assistant to Henry Moore
1953 - 1979
Taught at St Martin's School of Art, London. Joined Frank Martin, Head of Sculpture Department, in organizing the department and developing the curriculum. Integrateed sculpture and drawings into a single class with a view to understanding rather than copying the subject.


Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Exhibition of Large works, The Metropolitan Musuem of Art, New York
Galeria Alvaro Alcazar, Madrid
Exhibition of jewelry at New Arts Centre, Wiltshire
Exhibition of 1980s figure sculptures and drawings at Royal Society of British Sculptors, London and Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
Exhibitions of new Upright Sculptures at Annely Juda Fine Art, London; Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
Solo exhibition at Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona
2009 - 2010
Exhibits with Sheila Girling at Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam
Works from the Kenwood Series shown at Galeria Altair, Palma de Mallorca
Joint retrospective with Eduardo Paolozzi at the new Lightbox Gallery, Woking

Public Collections

Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona
Tate, London
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Israel Museum, Jerusalem


P MOORHOUSE et al, Anthony Caro, Tate Publishing, 2005
I. BARKER, Anthony Caro: Quest for the New Sculpture, Lund Humphries, 2004
J. BRYANT, Anthony Caro: A Life in Sculpture, Merrell Publishers, 2004
D. HICKEY, Anthony Caro: The Barbarians, Mitchell Hines Nash, 2003
P. MOORHOUSE, Anthony Caro: Sculpture Towards Architecture, Tate Publishing, 1991
D. BLUME. Anthony Caro, catalogue raisonné, Milan, 1986