Tony Cragg | the artist




The artist Tony Cragg
Born April 9 1949, Liverpool, England.
Lives and works in Wuppertal, Germany.

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Tony Cragg studied at Gloucestershire College of Art, Cheltenham from 1969 to 1970. He went on to study at Wimbledon School of Art, London from 1970 to 1973 and subsequently at the Royal College of Art, London from 1973 to 1977…
DrawingsWorks in the Tate collection
Works in the Hirshhorn collection
20 Works
As the poet uses the words on the page and the painter the colour on the palette to extend themselves to search for new forms and meanings, the sculptor uses materials as an extension of himself.’
Using a vast array of materials, Cragg in the 1980s opened up new possibilities in the field of sculpture. His works are eclectic and playful, bringing together discarded objects in surprising ways. He has said, ‘As a sculptor, I am a passionate materialist, I believe that everything we know, the reality around us, our intelligence and even our emotions are aspects of material and that the material is unimaginably complex and wonderful…’


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