British sculptor Philip King PRA was born in French Tunisia. King studied Modern Languages at Christ’s College, Cambridge, and Sculpture with Anthony Caro at St Martins School of Art, London. He spent the following year working as an assistant to Henry Moore. Throughout his career, King taught at the Royal College of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools. He was awarded the CBE in 1974, and was made a Royal Academician in 1990. King served as President of the Royal Academy from 1999 to 2004. He received the International Sculpture Centre’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
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