Eduardo Paolozzi was one of Britain’s most influential post-war artists. His varied work, both complex and sometimes playful, defied artistic categories. He was chosen to exhibit in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennial no less than five times, and displayed his artworks regularly in international exhibitions. His many accolades included a Knighthood, which he received in 1989, following his appointment as Her Majesty’s Sculptor in Ordinary for Scotland.
Artworks by Paolozzi are in the collections of public galleries around the UK, including the Tate and Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.
From an early point, Paolozzi played a significant role in art education, holding posts at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and Royal Academy of Arts in London, and at the Hamburg Hochschule für Bildende Künste and the Munich Academy of Arts in Germany.