Eduardo Paolozzi was born of Italian parents in Leith, in 1924.
He studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1943-44), St Martin's
School of Art (1944-45), and the Slade School of Fine Art
Described by JG Ballard as an artist whose work could be used as
evidence to reconstruct the twentieth century in the event of a
holocaust, Eduardo Paolozzi has been one of Britain's leading
sculptors since the 1940s. Acknowledged as the creator of British
Pop art, and a founding member of the ICA, Paolozzi's preoccupation
with man and machine reveals the extent to which he brought art and
The murals at Tottenham Court Road underground station, the
Piscator sculpture outside Euston Station London and Newton, after
William Blake, 1995, in the piazza of the British Library are some
of his most notable works.