Rachel Whiteread

Artist, Visual Artist

1963 –

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Who is Rachel Whiteread?

Rachel Whiteread, CBE is an English artist who primarily produces sculptures, which typically take the form of casts. She won the annual Turner Prize in 1993 – the first woman to win the prize.

Whiteread is one of the Young British Artists, and exhibited at the Royal Academy's Sensation exhibition in 1997. Among her most renowned works are House, a large concrete cast of the inside of an entire Victorian house, the holocaust memorial sculpture in Jüdenplatz Vienna and for her resin sculpture for the empty plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.

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Born
Apr 20, 1963
London
Also known as
  • Rachel Whiteread, CBE
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • England
Profession
Education
  • University College London
  • Slade School of Fine Art
  • University of Brighton
Lived in
  • London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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