Tony Cragg was born in 1949 in Liverpool, England. He currently lives and works in Wuppertal, Germany.Read More
Tony Cragg studied at the Gloucestershire College of Art, Cheltenham, the Wimbledon School of Art, London; and at the Royal College of Art, London. He participated in Documenta VII (1982) and VIII (1987) and the Venice Biennale (1997, 1988, 1986, and 1980). He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Cologne Fine Art Award (2012), Praemium Imperiale Award (2007), the Piepenbrock Award (2002) and the Turner prize, Tate Gallery, London (1988). He is currently the Director of the Düsseldorf Art Academy, Germany after having been professor there since 1988. Cragg has exhibited internationally at such institutions as the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2011), the Musée du Louvre, Paris (2011), the Museo Serralves, Portugal (2004), the Tate Gallery, Liverpool (1999), and the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Belgium (1985).
Text courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery.
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Tony Cragg left the UK for Germany in 1977, the same year Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) was founded on a 500-acre country estate near Wakefield. In the 40 years since, Cragg has become a truly international artist, and YSP an internationally renowned arts venue. Now the two have mounted an extensive exhibition of new and recent works, artfully...
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