Richard Deacon

Richard Deacon CBE RA (British, b. 1949)

Richard Deacon is one of the most prominent sculptors working today, renowned for his large-scale public sculptures. He was born in Bangor, Wales, in 1949 and studied at Somerset College of Art, Taunton (1968), St Martin’s School of Art, London (1970-73) and the Royal College of Art (1974-77). He lives and works in London.

Deacon has held solo exhibitions around the world and nearer to home, including The Serpentine, Whitechapel and Tate galleries in London and a major retrospective of his work at Tate Liverpool. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1987 and received a CBE in 1999. In 2007 he represented Wales at the Venice Biennale.