A selection of work from the late Scottish sculptor and artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (7 March 1924 – 22 April 2005).
Paolozzi has always been a favourite of mine, particularly his beautifully composed, ultra-vibrant graphic screenprints. This post was sparked when I recently picked up a copy of “Paolozzi” a 1999 paperback publication that gives a chronological overview of Eduardo’s work. Here is the back page synopsis, note that I’ve embellished this slightly, altering present to past tense.
Eduardo Paolozzi (of Italian descent) was one of the major figures of postwar British art: A father of Pop Art a creator of key icons of
A book cover designed by the late Scottish Italian Artist Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005). Starting out working with collage’s of found object Paolozzi came to public attention in the 1960’s producing striking Screen Prints, and he also worked as a Sculptor. Paolozzi’s work is akin to the Pop Art movement of the time, although he described his work as Surrealist.
Read more about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Paolozzi He’s one of my favourite artist’s s I’ll be posting more up soon…