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Marisol Escobar

Marisol Escobar
  • Nationality Venezuelan-American
  • Birthplace Paris, France
  • Birth Date b. 1930
  • Deathplace New York, NY
  • Death Date d. 2016
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Marisol was born in Paris to Venezuelan parents, and spent her early years in Europe, the United States and Caracas. She studied at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the Art Students League, and the New School for Social Research, and was a student of Hans Hofmann, as were some of the leading Abstract Expressionists. Marisol’s fame as a sculptor was first associated with the Pop Art movement in the 1960s. Throughout her career, Marisol has kept her focus on three-dimensional portraiture, and wood has remained her preferred medium. Her subject matter is inspired by images found in photographs or gleaned from personal memories. Usually details are concentrated on the face and hands–the primary instruments used to convey expression–while bodies are still, posed and block-like in form.

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