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American Abstract Expressionist Sculptor.  Born on September 18, 1933 (79) in Shanghai, China.  Immigrated to San Francisco, California in 1941  University.

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1 American Abstract Expressionist Sculptor

2  Born on September 18, 1933 (79) in Shanghai, China.  Immigrated to San Francisco, California in 1941  University of California, Berkeley ( ) with a BA in Philosophy.  Work has been exhibited in the US, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, Japan and The United Kingdom.

3  Lifelong activist for peace and social justice.  Co-founded Park Place Gallery in 1962, the first artists’ cooperative in New York City.  Athena Foundation(1977), Assists artists in realizing their ambitions.

4  Started in construction, became injured in an elevator accident---became a paraplegic.  Pioneered using the crane for work.  Learned to use arc welder in rehab  Used scrap metal, tires and structural steel.  Exploration has lead to H-beams and steel plates.  Influenced by poetry, music and philosophy.

5  Important aspects of his work:  Movement(swinging, rotating)  Hands on approach to fabrication  Uses crane as a tool  Contemporary  Bold  Distinctive  Audience interactive

6 Clock Knot (2007) Painted Steel 498x260x420 Inches

7 Beethoven’s Quartet 2003 Steel and Stainless steel 29 9/16’ x 30’ x 23 ¼’

8 Gnarly (2008) Painted Steel 27’ 8” x 37’ x 27’ 7”

9 She(1978) Steel and wooden swinging bed 12’ x 55’

10 The “A” Train( ) Wood and Painted steel 157” x 132” x 115”

11     Suvero, Mark, and François Barré. Mark di Suvero: dreambook. Berkeley: University of California Press, Print.


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