Antony Gormley was born in 1950, the youngest of seven children. He later studied at some of the greatest institutions this country has to offer. St Martins, Goldsmiths, and the Slade are among some of the iconic art schools that he attended. He famously won the Turner prize in 1994 against stiff competition from a new generation of artists breaking through the ranks of the art world.
Gormley went on to create one of the most iconic sculptures in Britain - The 'Angel of the North' in Gateshead. He also created the well-loved 'Another Place' which is a collection of 100 sculptures cast in Bronze from his own body and dotted around a stretch of Crosby Beach in Merseyside. He was knighted in 2014 in the Queens New Year Honours list, for services to the Arts. In 2019 he is enjoying a celebration of his work at a phenomenal exhibition held at the Royal Academy in London.