Born on 30 August 1950 in London, the UK, Anthony Gormley is an English sculptor known for his public artworks and art installations. In his work, Gormley explores the relationship between the human body, space, and time. He often starts with an outline of a human body (usually his own) and then creates sculptures from various materials, notably steel and iron.
Gormley nearly became a monk after studying philosophy and Buddhist meditation in the 1970s in India. His famous artworks include the Angel of the North, a public sculptural installation in the North East England borough of Gateshead.
He has been featured at numerous exhibitions in Singapore, Brussels, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, London, and New York. The 1994 recipient of the Turner Prize was elected into the Royal Academy of Arts in 2003.