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Andy Goldsworthy

Sculptor & Photographer
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Net worth 2018: $243.8 Million
Industry: Sculptors
Residence: Cheshire, England
Country: British
BirthDay: 26 July 1956
Sigh: Leo
Height: 1.89 m
Education: Harrogate High School, University of Central Lancashire,, Bradford College
BIOGRAPHY

Andy Goldsworthy was bornon 26 July 1956 in Cheshire, England, British, is Sculptor & Photographer. Andy Goldsworthy is one of the few sculptors who have redefined the approach of creating fine artistic structures. Unlike most sculptors, who carve stones and use clay to create their imaginations, Andy’s works look more like a natural occurrence. At a first glance, one may find it difficult to believe that his works are ‘artificially created’. He often uses brightly coloured flowers, icicles, leaves, mud, pinecones, snow, stone, twigs, and thorns. However, most of his work is temporary, which degrades over time. One such creation was the gigantic ‘Ice Snake’, which melted due to the heat. Though he has created very few pieces of art of great prominence, each one of them have been considered to be a masterpiece by many. Andy owes his love towards nature to his family, who introduced him to agriculture at a very tender age. Since then, he had the idea of creating sculptures using already existing elements of nature. Goldsworthy has presented his works at many art exhibitions, over a period of four decades. Few of these include ‘Hand to Earth—Sculpture 1976–90’, which was held at the Leeds City Art Gallery, and ‘Hard Earth’.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$243.8 Million

TIMELINE
2003

The ace sculptor was invited to New York by the concerned authorities of the ‘Museum of Jewish Heritage’, in 2003

2001

A documentary based on the life of Andy Goldsworthy was made in 2001

2000

This wall is a gigantic structure, which is around 2000 feet long

1999

Goldsworthy then installed a temporary piece of art at the Canadian province of Nova Scotia in 1999

1997

Though Andy had visited United States several times earlier for work related commitments, his first project of great significance ‘The Storm King Wall’ came in 1997

1994

In 1994, he built a series of arches near his home in Dumfriesshire, called ‘Herd of Arches’, which was quite similar to ‘Touching North’

1990

Andy worked on his next piece of art in the 1990s, which was called ‘Sheep Folds’

1985

After completing his studies Andy stayed in places like Yorkshire and Lancashire for a few years, before moving to Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1985

1978

In 1978, he graduated from the institution with a Bachelor’s degree in arts, B

1974

Andy Goldsworthy pursued his basic education in Fine Art from the ‘Bradford College of Art’ during the period 1974-75

1956

Andy was born on July 26, 1956 to Fredrick Alan and Muriel Goldsworthy

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