George Cutts was born in Rugby in 1938. On leaving school at the age of fourteen he worked as a sheet metal apprentice at Goole Shipyard, Yorkshire and whilst there qualified to attend art school. He studied at Doncaster School of Art (1956-58) and at the Royal College of Art, London (1958-60). He has taught at the Royal College of Art, the Royal Academy Schools, Chelsea and Ravensbourne School of Art, Trent and Portsmouth Polytechnic. George Cutts lives and works in Wadhurst, East Sussex.
Cutts has exhibited worldwide including solo exhibitions: Contemporary Steel, Folio Gallery, Burlington Street, London, UK, Cutting Edge, Gallery 24, London, UK, Ben Dubose Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA, Sculpture in Crystal, Mineral Gallery, Albermarle St, London UK, Steel Reflections, Art in Industry, Breda, The Netherlands. Cutts's sculptures may be seen in collections worldwide, including the Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch Collection, Berlin; Storm King Art Center, New York; Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire; and the Dordrechts Museum, The Netherlands; Castrol Museum, Wiltshire. Private patrons in the United States and Near East have also collected his work. Cutts is a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.
George Cutts creates monumental static and kinetic sculpture. He initially begins his process by wrapping stainless steel with carved stone, which he perceives as opposing materials with an incredibly diverse interplay of textures. Throughout his career Cutts has been fascinated with moving elements, which invevitably led him to make mobile structures. These kinetic works implement wind, water, light, fibre optics and motors. For Cutts inspiration always derives from movement and the landscape, whether that is plant growth, light, water or any other natural motion.