Marisol Escobar

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Marisol Escobar
Marisol Escobar (1963)
Born (1930-05-22)May 22, 1930
Paris, France
Died April 30, 2016(2016-04-30) (aged 85)
New York, New York, US
Field Sculpture
Training Jepson Art Institute
École des Beaux-Arts
Art Students League of New York
Hans Hofmann School
Movement New Realism
Works The Last Supper
Dust Bowl Migrants
Father Damien
Influenced by Abstract expressionism, neo-Dada, pop art
Awards 1997 Premio Gabriela Mistral, from Organization of American States
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1978)

Marisol Escobar (May 22, 1930 – April 30, 2016), otherwise known simply as Marisol, was a French-born sculptor of Venezuelan heritage. She worked in New York City.[1] Marisol has received awards including the 1997 Premio Gabriela Mistral from the Organization of American States for her contribution to Inter-American culture.[2] In 2004, Marisol's work was featured in "MoMA at El Museo", an exhibition of Latin American artists held at the Museum of Modern Art.[3]

Marisol died on April 30, 2016 in New York City from pneumonia, aged 85.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Falleció la escultora venezolana Marisol Escobar a sus 86 años de edad". Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. "Artnet News". artnet. June 11, 1998.
  3. Remeseira, Claudio Iván (2010-01-01). Hispanic New York a sourcebook. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231148184.
  4. Embuscado, Rain (2 May 2016). "Beloved Artist Marisol Escobar Dies at 85 - artnet News". artnet News. Retrieved 2016-05-02.