Gilbert Prousch was born 1943 an Italian artist & George Passmore was born 1942 an English artist. A Pop Art, Conceptualism Artists. Gilbert & George began creating art together in 1967 when they met at St Martins School of Art in London. They are two artists who work together as the collaborative art duo Gilbert & George; best known for their distinctive brightly colored photo collages, mostly comprised of large-scale photographs. Their art expressed culture, and ultra-violence. The artists have enjoyed decades of critical and popular acclaim, including a retrospective at the Tate Modern in London and representing the United Kingdom at the 2005 Venice Biennale.