di Suvero, Mark

di Suvero, Mark

(dē so͞o`vərō), 1933–, American sculptor, b. Shanghai. Di Suvero's major works are constructions of massize pieces of steel, huge weathered timbers, tires, chains, and rope. They are remarkable for their large scale, their composition from common materials, and the effect of motion they produce. Di Suvero's work is represented in the Art Institute of Chicago; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn.; and the Whitney Museum, New York City.
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Di Suvero, Mark

(1933–  ) sculptor; born in Shanghai, China. His family moved to California (1941) where he attended the University of California. He settled in New York City (1957), founded the SoHo Cooperative Gallery (1962–67), and began work on large outdoor sculptures, as in Tower of Peace (1966). Based in Europe (1971), he also lived in the Netherlands and France.
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