Sir Antony Mark David Gormley

Sir Antony Mark David Gormley

Lived in: Hampstead Garden Suburb (in childhood), and Norfolk

Profession: Sculptor

About his life:

  • Attended Ampleforth College in Yorkshire and later studied Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History at Trinity College, Cambridge.
  • Earned a Sculpture degree from the Slade School of Fine Art.
  • Specialises in public installations; he was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994 for his work ‘Field for the British Isles’.
  • Created the famous ‘Angel of the North’ sculpture in 1998 at Gateshead.
  • Was knighted in 2014, and previously received an OBE in 1998.
  • Sculpted a statue dedicated to Alan Turing for the University of Cambridge in 2024.

Interesting Fact:

  • His initials, “AMDG”, are an inference to the phrase “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” - “For the greater glory of God”.

Sir Antony Mark David Gormley
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