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Cragg Tony

Liverpool *1949

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Tony Cragg is a British sculptor known for his use of unconventional materials.

In addition to wood, stone and stainless steel, he also uses plastic, fiberglass and Kevlar. Cragg’s sculptures are characterized by their undulating, figurative structure. They develop a kind of pausing dynamic, pausing in the middle of movement, which results in whirling abstractions.

Born on 9 April 1949 as Anthony Douglas Cragg in Liverpool, Cragg moved to Wuppertal in the 1970s, where he continues to live and work. Until 2014, the artist taught at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he was rector from 2009 to 2013.

In 1988, he was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize, an art prize named after the British painter William Turner for artists under the age of 50. He was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2002.