Saturday, April 23, 2005

Eduardo Paolozzi

Pop artist Paolozzi dies aged 81

Sir Eduardo died in a London hospital. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, one of the most influential British artists of the 20th Century, has died aged 81. He had been ill for several years and died on Friday morning in a London hospital, his family said.
Born to Italian parents in Leith, near Edinburgh, in 1924, the artist and sculptor is regarded as the founder of the British pop art movement.
His most famous works include a series of mosaics on the walls of Tottenham Court Road Tube station in London. Best known for mechanical sculptures, his other works include a statue of Sir Isaac Newton in the piazza of the British Library.


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