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British artist Anthony Caro, creator of bold abstract sculptures, dies at 89
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 24, 2013 7:01 AM EDT
British sculptor Anthony Caro has died at the age of 89.
Caro was one of Britain's best-known artists, and his large, abstract steel sculptures — usually placed directly on the ground — stand in galleries, museums and parks around the world.
Museums including Tate Britain and New York's Museum of Modern Art have held retrospectives of his work.
Caro, who trained as an engineer and served as an assistant to Henry Moore, helped abstract sculpture rise to world prominence. He also taught for many years at St. Martin's School of Art in London.
Tate director Nicholas Serota called him "one of the outstanding sculptors of the past 50 years."