SCULPTOR

Anish Kapoor

1954 - Today

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Sir Anish Kapoor (born 12 March 1954) is a British-Indian sculptor specializing in installation art and conceptual art, born in Mumbai.His notable public sculptures include Cloud Gate (2006, also known as "The Bean") in Chicago's Millennium Park; Sky Mirror, exhibited at the Rockefeller Center in New York City in 2006 and Kensington Gardens in London in 2010; Temenos, at Middlehaven, Middlesbrough; Leviathan, at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2011; and ArcelorMittal Orbit, commissioned as a permanent artwork for London's Olympic Park and completed in 2012. In 2017, Kapoor designed the statuette for the 2018 Brit Awards.An image of Kapoor features in the British cultural icons section of the newly designed British passport in 2015. In 2016, he was announced as a recipient of the LennonOno Grant for Peace.Kapoor has received several distinctions and prizes, such as the Premio Duemila Prize at the XLIV Venice Biennale in 1990, the Turner Prize in 1991, the Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government in 2012, a knighthood in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to visual arts, an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Oxford in 2014. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anish Kapoor has received more than 2,249,211 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Anish Kapoor is the 154th most popular sculptor (down from 122nd in 2019), the 409th most popular biography from India (down from 306th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Sculptor.

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Among SCULPTORS

Among sculptors, Anish Kapoor ranks 154 out of 190Before him are Mark Antokolsky, Gregorio Fernández, Ernst Neizvestny, Ivan Martos, Anthony Caro, and Katarzyna Kobro. After him are Fritz Wotruba, Kārlis Zāle, Hellmuth Marx, Andy Goldsworthy, Maurizio Cattelan, and Barry Flanagan.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1954, Anish Kapoor ranks 191Before him are Derek Warwick, Kazuhiko Inoue, Cindy Breakspeare, Tony Todd, Basia, and Phil Taylor. After him are Milovan Rajevac, Patricia McPherson, Roddy Piper, Hartwig Gauder, Mango, and Kengo Kuma.

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In India

Among people born in India, Anish Kapoor ranks 409 out of 1,227Before him are Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832), Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay (1898), Richard O'Connor (1889), Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (1894), Mala Sinha (1936), and Robert Swinhoe (1836). After him are R. K. Narayan (1906), Mohammad Hamid Ansari (1937), Arundhati Roy (1961), Rekha (1954), Kamala Surayya (1934), and Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888).

Among SCULPTORS In India

Among sculptors born in India, Anish Kapoor ranks 1After him are Hema Upadhyay (1972).