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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

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’.


$243.8 Million


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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