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Anthony Caro
(1924 — 2013)

The English abstract sculptor was born in New Malden. He attended Charterhouse School and began his artistic training in his holidays at the Farnham School of Art. Although Caro later devoted his time to his sculptures he gained a degree in engineering from Christ’s College, Cambridge and joined the Royal Navy. It was not until 1946 that Caro solely concentrated on his art and attended the Regent Street Polytechnic and later the Royal Academy Schools. Caro became an assistant to Henry Moore and spent time with the American sculptor David Smith. While staying in New York, Caro worked with Robert Loder running workshops for artists that was later known as the Triangle Arts Trust. Caro’s sculptures varied in medium, working with wood and terra cotta. He later became a tutor at Saint Martins School of Art and would devote his time to training his students, many of which gained success in the art world. Caro continued teaching and was knighted in 1987. He leaves his legacy in collections all over the world with a retrospective of his work been held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.