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 Tom Otterness  (1952 - )

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Lived/Active: New York/Kansas      Known for: sculptor-distorted figure, drawing

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BIOGRAPHY for Tom Otterness
1952 (Wichita, Kansas)
New York/Kansas

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Tom Otterness is best known for his figurative sculptures of plump, asymmetrical little people formed out of cast plaster or metal. These forms have a playful, even comical quality and are often involved in some sort of activity or motion.

Otterness was a founding member of the artist's activist group Colab in 1977 and has always had an interest in sculpting. He started out by selling small cast figurines that he made in the late 1970s. He became known for his white plaster friezes of (showing 500 of 3394 characters).

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