Gilbert and George Pseudonyms of Proesch, Gilbert And Passmore, George
British, 20th century, male.
Gilbert born in 1943 in the Dolomites, George born in 1942 in Totnes (Devon).
Installation artists, performance artists, sculptors, photographers, film producers. Videos, multimedia.
Conceptual Art, Body Art.
Gilbert studied at the Hallein Art School and the Munich academy of art. George studied at Dartington Hall College of Arts and in Oxford. They continued their studies at St Martins School of Art in London, where they met in 1967 and decided to work as a pair in 1969. They won the Tate Gallery's Turner Prize in 1986. Calling into question the traditional idea of sculpture as taught by Caro, in 1969 these two artists declared themselves to be ...