Tony Cragg Biography - ArtLyst
Tony Cragg was born in Liverpool in 1949
He completed his art foundation course at the Gloucestershire College of Art and Design in Cheltenham and then at the Wimbledon School of Art 1969 to 1973. During this period he was taught by Roger Ackling, who introduced him to the sculptors Richard Long and Bill Woodrow. He continued graduate studies at Royal College of Art finishing in 1977.
"Cragg's sculptures possess a strong sense of movement as though energized by physical charges or currents. They frequently begin with a drawing whose anthropomorphic shapes are then stretched and skewed along different axes when projected in three dimensions".
Cragg participated in Documenta VII (1982) and VIII (1987). He won the Turner prize, Tate Gallery, London (1988), and was elected a Royal Academician (1994).