Richard Deacon

b. 1949

Richard Deacon was born in Wales and studied at St Martin's School of Art and the Royal College of Art, both in London.

Calling himself a 'fabricator' rather than a sculptor, Deacon's works are generally sinuous abstract forms made in common place materials.

He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1987, and a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1999.

See also:

Richard Deacon, ‘Nobody Here But Us’ (1991), CBD, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021