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Eduardo Paolozzi

1924-2005

Considered to be one of the pioneers in pop art, Eduardo Paolozzi, sculptor and painter, was born in Scotland in 1924. In 1943 studied at the Edinburgh College of Art, then St Martin’s School of Art in 1944 and then finally at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1944 to 1947. After studying between 1947 -1949 he travelled over to Paris to work; these couple of years marked an important impression on his life. He met many of the original Surrealists in Paris during that time and their impact can be seen in the sculptures Paolozzi created during the 1950s. After Paris he moved back to London and filled his workshop with an array of unusual objects found, discarded toys, any material he thought would work well in sculpting.