Tony Cragg


Tony Cragg (b. 1949, United Kingdom) is a world-renowned sculptor known for testing the limits of the traditional medium. Utilizing diverse materials, including bronze, glass, wood and stone, Cragg’s compositions recall the forms of the natural world, twisting them into sublime designs.


Trained as a laboratory technician at the Natural Rubber Producers Research Association in the 1960s, the artist then attended Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, Cheltenham College, and the Royal College of Art, London for his formal art education. In 1988, he represented Britain at the 43rd annual Venice Biennale and was awarded the Turner Prize that same year, among other prestigious awards. His works are found in international collections, including at the Tate (London), Museum of Modern Art (New York) and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


Related Works

  • For another famed sculptor's take on printmaking, see Guy Dill's series of rosy lithographs from 2009. View his work.
  • Tony Cragg's prints feature utilitarian objects such as bottles and vials. Neo-Dada artist Jim Dine also inspires viewers to seek aesthetic value in everyday objects such as sets of tools. View his work.