Phillip King is a British sculptor and Royal Academician. He initially studied languages at Christ's College, Cambridge, before moving on to study sculpture at St. Martin's School of Art from 1957-58 under Anthony Caro and subsequently working as an assistant to Henry Moore. In 1990 King was made a Royal Academician and Professor Emeritus at the Royal College of Art, and was President of the Royal Academy of Art from 1999 to 2004. He was a trustee to the Tate and the National Portrait Gallery, and was awarded the CBE in 1974. King has exhibited extensively and internationally, and has had a number of retrospectives, including at the Whitechapel art gallery and the Hayward Gallery in London. More recently in 2010, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Sculpture Center, and in 2012 was awarded an honourary doctorate from the University of Cambridge. His work is in a number of international collections, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Italy; the British Council, London; and the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan.