Richard Deacon Biography - ArtLyst
Richard Deacon was born in Bangor in Wales in 1949. He was educated at Plymouth College and then studied at the Somerset College of Art in Taunton, St Martin's School of Art in London, the Royal College of Art and Chelsea College of Art.
He is widely regarded as one of the leading British sculptors of our time, best known for creating abstract works that combine biomorphic, open forms and virtuoso engineering.He works mainly in steel, wood, plastic, leather and cloth and has used bent steamed wood for his more recent works.
Deacon was awarded the Turner Prize in 1987
In 2007 he represented Wales at the Venice Biennale.