William Tucker was born in Cairo in 1935 and moved to England with his family in 1937. He studied history at Oxford University and during this time attended classes at the Ruskin School of Drawing, along with R B Kitaj, Jonathan Kingdon and John Updike. Between 1958-60 he studied sculpture at St Martin’s Schools of Art under the maverick leadership of Frank Martin and Anthony Caro. Fellow students included David Annesley, Phillip King and Michael Bolus, all of whom were included in the influential New Generation exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London in 1965.
n the late 1970’s Tucker taught at Columbia University, and the New York Studio School. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981 and the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1986. He currently lives and works in Massachussetts, USA and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Centre in 2010.
He has exhibited widely and his work can be found in many prestigious permanent collections such as Tate Britain, London, The Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, as well as further afield at the Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Pangolin is delighted to represent William Tucker in the UK.