Rachel Whiteread

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Birthday
20, 1963
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1963 (age 56)
Birthplace
England

About

Sculptor and installation artist whose best-known works included casts. Known for "House," a concrete cast of the interior of a Victorian house, as well as the resin sculpture of the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square in London and the holocaust memorial sculpture in Judenplatz Vienna.

Before Fame

Her artist mother encouraged her to study both sculpture and painting.

Trivia

She was awarded the Turner Prize in 1993 and was the first female recipient of this honor.

Family Life

She and fellow artist Marcus Taylor had two sons.

Associated With

She and fellow sculptor Tony Cragg were both born in England.