Sir Eduardo Paolozzi was the eldest son of an Italian family in Scotland.
He trained at various schools during the 1940s before visiting Paris.
In 1952, he became a founder member of the Independent Group
and made important contributions to the theory and practice of the Pop Art movement in Britain.
The machine-part ruins of industrial manufacturing are recast in physical and graphic forms to document the shift,
during the 1960s, towards consumer society and post-modernism.
Paolozzi made several very significant pieces of public art. His sculpture of Sir Isaac Newton (after William Blake) is in the courtyard of the British Library.
His mosaic murals from London Underground’s Tottenham Court Road station have been saved…we believe
-as part of the redevelopment of the underground station, the mosaic murals have been cut out and removed temporarily for safekeeping
Sir Eduardo was a member of the RA and was knighted in 1988.
retrospective exhibition at The Whitechapel Art Gallery until May 2017
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