skip to main content
Image from the Frank Martin exhibition.

Central Saint Martins Celebrates Sculptural History

Written by Colin Buttimer
Published date 15 August 2014

Image from the Frank Martin exhibition.New window displays celebrate the contribution of Frank Martin and Anthony Caro to our sculpture department in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Frank Martin was Head of Sculpture at St Martin’s School of Art from 1952 to 1979. Under his leadership, the department became a centre for sculptural innovation.

Prominent figures such as Anthony Caro, Tim Scott, Phillip King, William Tucker, Michael Bolus, David Annesley and Isaac Witkin worked alongside him as teaching staff or practitioners.

Known as the New Generation sculptors, these artists took part in the seminal 1965 ‘New Generation’ exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery.

A window on the past

A Frank Martin window display, featuring archive photographs of him and his students, is on show at Central Saint Martins until 29 August. An exhibition about Anthony Caro will run 3-17 October 2014 in window gallery B.

These displays draw on the huge number of photographs and course documents held by the Tate Archive and our Museum and Study Collection.

The two institutions are currently applying for the funding to fully catalogue the Frank Martin Archive and turn the collection into an accessible, vital resource.

More information:
Museum and Study Collection
Tate Archive

All images are courtesy of Tate Archive and our Museum and Study Collection.