Antony Gormley

About Artist: Antony Gormley, born in 1950 in London, is an English installation artist and professor at the European Graduate School EGS. His work, which is in the medium of sculpture, has achieved an international exposure and esteem. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994 for his work Field for the British Isles. Antony Gormley studied art history, anthropology, and archaeology at Trinity College, Cambridge. After finishing his studies at Trinity College, he spent three years traveling in Sri Lanka and India on a personal search for knowledge of Buddhism and Asian culture. He then returned to London and concluded his studies at the Slade School of Art, University College London. Antony Gormley was born to an Irish father and German mother. He grew up as the youngest sibling in a family of seven children. The family enjoyed wealth and lived in Dewsbury Moor, West Yorkshire. Gormley went to Ampleforth College, a Benedictine boarding school in Yorkshire. Later he went on to study anthropology, art history and archaeology at Trinity College in Cambridge, from 1968 to 1971. Gormley travelled to India and Sri Lanka to study Buddhism from 1971 and 1974. In 1974 Antony studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Goldsmiths in London. He finished his studies with a postgraduate course in sculpture at the Slade School of Art, University College London, between 1977 and 1979.

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