Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi (Scotland, 1924-2005) was famed for his sculpture and graphic works, as well a his widely recognised pioneering role in the development of pop art. Paolozzi received formal art training at the Edinburgh College of Art, Saint Martin's School of Art, and finally the Slade School of Fine Art in London. His time spent in Paris between Paris from 1947 to 1949, played a key part in his career as an artist, becoming acquainted with Alberto Giacometti, Jean Arp, Constantin Brâncuși, Georges Braqueand Fernand Léger, who would influence much of his later work. The influence of Surrealists including Giacometti, is evident in a group of lost-wax sculptures, made by Paolozzi in the 1950s.
After arriving back in London from Paris, Paolozzi acquired a studio in Chelsea, where he would experiments with a range of different styles and forms, most notably his collages. The 1950s were when he became a household name, having made a number of popular screenprints and art brut sculptures, as well as founding the Independent Group who were the predecessor of the British and American Pop Art movements.
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, held a retrospective Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture in 2013, featuring more than 100 of Paolozzi's works.