Prof. Phillip King

  • Born : 01/05/1934


  • Born : 01/05/1934

Phillip King was born in Tunis in 1934 and is a British sculptor. King studied sculpture at Saint Martin’s School of Art from 1957–58 with Anthony Caro. The next year he spent working as an assistant to Henry Moore and teaching at Saint Martin’s. He is one of Anthony Caro’s best known students, even though the two artists are near contemporaries. Their education followed similar trajectories and they both worked as assistants to Henry Moore. Following the New Generation show at the Whitechapel Gallery, both Caro and King were included in the seminal 1966 exhibit, Primary Structures at the Jewish Museum in New York representing the British influence on the New Art. In 2011, his work was represented in the Royal Academy exhibition on Modern British Sculpture which explored British sculpture of the twentieth century.

In 1990, King was made Professor Emeritus of the Royal College and was the President of the Royal Academy of Art from 1999 to 2004.

In 2010, Phillip King was a recipient of the International Sculpture Center’s Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. He lives and works in London.