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Sir Anish Kapoor, CBE RA (born 12 March 1954) is an Indian sculptor. Born in Bombay, Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he moved to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design.
He represented Britain in the XLIV Venice Biennale in 1990, when he was awarded the Premio Duemila Prize. In 1991 he received the Turner Prize and in 2002 received the Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. Notable public sculptures include Cloud Gate in Chicago's Millennium Park; Sky Mirror, exhibited at the Rockefeller Center in New York City in 2006 and Kensington Gardens in London in 2010; Temenos, at Middlehaven, Middlesbrough; Leviathan, at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2011; and ArcelorMittal Orbit, commissioned as a permanent artwork for London's Olympic Park and completed in 2012.
Kapoor received a Knighthood in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to visual arts.


Anish Kapoor was born in Mumbai, India, to a Hindu father and a Jewish mother whose family immigrated from Baghdad when he was a few months old. "He had an Indian-Jewish upbringing. His maternal grandfather was the cantor in the synagogue in Pune. At the time, the Jewish community in Mumbai was quite large, partially consisting of Baghdadi Jews". His father, from a Hindu Punjabi family, was a hydrographer in the Indian Navy. Kapoor is the brother of Canada-based academic Ilan Kapoor.
Kapoor attended the prestigious all-boys boarding school The Doon School in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. He is said to have "hated" his time at Doon. In 1971-1973, he traveled to Israel with one of his two brothers, initially living on a kibbutz. He began to study electrical engineering, but had trouble with mathematics and quit after six months. In Israel, he decided to become an artist. In 1973, he left for Britain to attend Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art and Design. There he found a role model in Paul N

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British-Indian Sculptor Anish Kapoor Awards $1 Million 'Jewish Nobel' Prize To Refugees

London: British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor donated $1 million to five charities working with refugees worldwide on Wednesday, in a bid to alleviate a record-breaking global displacement crisis. Kapoor, who was born to an Indian father and Iraqi Jewish ...
Posted: January 17, 2018, 12:29 am

Anish Kapoor, Genesis Prize Foundation Award Grants To Five Groups Assisting Refugees

Anish Kapoor, the renowned artist and human rights activist who won the Genesis Prize in 2017, and the Genesis Prize Foundation have awarded grants to five organizations that assist refugees globally. The grants, funded by the $1 million “Jewish Nobel ...
Posted: January 17, 2018, 8:58 am

"Jewish Nobel" Laureate Anish Kapoor Pledges $1m Genesis Prize to Refugee Causes

David Miliband's International Rescue Committee Major Beneficiary of Kapoor's Gift The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and 2017 Genesis Prize Laureate and world-renowned artist and human rights activist Anish Kapoor today announced grants to five prominent ...
Posted: January 16, 2018, 4:12 pm
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