David Annesley (b. 1936, London) completed National Service in 1958, and later that year enrolled at St Martin’s School of Art, London, to initially study painting. He later transferred to the sculpture department to study under Anthony Caro, and worked as his studio assistant. He received early recognition for his colour sculptures at The New Generation: 1965 at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. The exhibition showcased a new generation of sculptors who had been taught by Caro and defined a new approach to sculpture, placing them directly on the ground; using new materials such as fibreglass, aluminium and plastic, which were less expensive and more practical than traditional bronze; and the use of bright colours.
Represented by Waddington Custot.
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