Anthony Caro

Biography

Anthony Caro was an English artist born in 1924. He was an abstract artist who was most known for his use of ‘found’ industrial objects to create his sculptures.

Caro was part of the modernist movement, which was introduced to him while working as an assistant to Henry Moore in the 1950s. His first works of art were figurative but was soon abandoned after meeting American sculptor David Smith who influenced his sculptural artworks. During his final years in the 2000s, he created life-size sculptures of equestrian figures made of wood and terra cotta. According to Tate Britain, Caro was “lauded as the greatest British sculptor of his generation."