The Bather

Anthony Caro was born in London, England in 1924. He received a Master's degree in engineering at Cambridge University in 1944. He also studied at the Royal Academy Schools.

He has taught at St. Martin' s School of Art and Bennington College. Anthony Caro studied with Henry Moore and during this time experimented with human figures. Unti11959, Caro's work was mainly of human figure in bronze. He is best known for his abstract work done after 1950. His early abstract work focused on the use of the construction "I-beam" which is his most frequently used shape. He utilizes iron, steel and aluminum in his sculptures.

"The Bather" represents a body of work which is a departure from his previous direction. This inspired voluptuous figure is highlighted by the organic curved bathtub against which she leans, emphasizing differences in the inherent nature of both elements which at the same time they are united in a sculptural whole. The bronze textural surface shows the hands of the artist and the changing planes on the figure.

Selected Works in Public Collections
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
City of St. Louis Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Edmonton Art Gallery , Alberta, Canada
Franklin Murphy Sculpture Garden, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, California
Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
Rijkmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo, Holland
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
Tate Gallery, London, England
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland
University of East Anglia, Norwich
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
York University, Toronto, Canada