Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924 – 2005) was one of the most important British artists of the late twentieth century. His work, which included sculpture, drawing, printmaking, textile design and film, was culturally omnivorous. It incorporated a vast range of images and objects from sources as diverse as Hollywood and science journals to the pickings of a junkyard and the sculpture of Michelangelo. Often called a founder of Pop Art, a term he neither liked nor acknowledged for his own work, his art captured the breadth of the modern world.
The Paolozzi Foundation was established by the artist in 1994 and became a registered charity in the same year with the objects “to advance the education of the public by the promotion of their appreciation of the fine arts and in particular works of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi”.
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