Sir Eduardo Paolozzi CBE, RA (1924-2005)
Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi CBE, RA was a Scottish sculptor and artist who studied at the Edinburgh College of Art, St Martins, Slade School and University College London. From 1947-9 he worked in Paris, meeting Georges Braque and Fernand Leger – a period which was to influence his later work.
Moving back to London he founded the Independent Group in 1952, describing his work as surrealist art – although he has often been associated with the early British pop art movement. He worked in a variety of media, becoming particularly focussed on sculpture which he taught at the Royal College of Art.