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Marisol Escobar

Venezuelan-American sculptor

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 Escobar
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Marisol Escobar (1963)
Born(1930-05-22)May 22, 1930
DiedApril 30, 2016(2016-04-30) (aged 85)
EducationJepson Art Institute
École des Beaux-Arts
Art Students League of New York
Hans Hofmann School
Known forSculpture
Assemblage
Notable work
The Last Supper
Dust Bowl Migrants
Father Damien
MovementNew Realism
Awards1997 Premio Gabriela Mistral, from Organization of American States
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1978)

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Falleció la escultora venezolana Marisol Escobar a sus 86 años de edad". noticias24.com. 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.