Antony Gormley

Born in London, Antony Gormley’s work has transformed traditional and unusual locations across the world, including galleries, beaches, fields and cities.

His most famous artworks include the Angel of the North in Gateshead, Another Place on Crosby Beach, and Event Horizon, an installation that has taken place in cities around the world including London, New York, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong.

The artist was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999, the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007, the Obayashi Prize in 2012 and the Praemium Imperiale in 2013. He was awarded an OBE in 1997 and a knighthood in 2014. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003.

One & Other, Antony Gormley, 2009. Produced by Artichoke in partnership with Sky Arts. Commissioned by the Mayor of London for the Fourth Plinth with funds from Arts Council England. Photo by Matthew Andrews