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 Claire McCarthy Falkenstein  (1908 - 1997)



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Lived/Active: California/Oregon      Known for: sculptor-abstract, mod figure

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BIOGRAPHY for Claire Falkenstein
1908 (Coos Bay, Oregon)
1997 (Venice, California)


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Claire Falkenstein is internationally recognized for her innovative Abstract Expressionist sculptures, made of thorny thickets of welded metal fused with melted glass. Beginning in the early 1930s, she invented abstract forms that reflected the new scientific and philosophical concepts of the twentieth century.

She grew up in a tiny isolated community on Coos Bay in Oregon. The town had one industry the lumber mill in which her father was a manager. Falkenstein recalled her initiation int (showing 500 of 12886 characters).

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