Eduardo Paolozzi was born into a family of Italian immigrants. At the very beginning of World War II, he was interned as a “hostile foreigner”. In 1943 he studied at the Edinburgh College of Art, in 1944-1947 studied painting at the London Slade School of Fine Arts. In 1952 the artist participates in the activities of the Independent Group (IG), which brings together young artists working in the style of pop art.
The artist lived alternately in Paris and London. In 1955-1958 he studied sculpture at the St. Martin School of Art in London. In addition to sculpture, he is also fond of ceramics and mosaic works.
Paolozzi is also involved in teaching - in 1960-1962 he is a professor at the Hamburg Graduate School of Art, in 1968 - at the University of California at Berkeley, then at the Royal College of Art in London, in 1977 - head of the department of artistic ceramics at the Graduate School of Cologne, from 1981 to 1989, before his emergence, he was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.