Beverly Pepper is active/lives in New York / Italy. Beverly Pepper is known for modernist cast iron sculpture, obelisk shapes, abstract painting.
Biography Beverly Pepper
Known for her welded steel sculptures in hollow, geometric shapes, Beverly Pepper utilizes box-like forms and paints inner surfaces in a single, bright color.
She was born in New York and educated at Pratt Institute and the Art Students League. She later studied in Paris with Fernand Leger and Andre Lhote, and from 1951 lived in Rome.
Until 1960, she did painting and then started to carve in wood, worked in clay and bronze, and the following year began welding, which was encouraged by renowned sculptor David Smith.
Three of her sculptures were included in the "Scultura nella Citta" exhibition in Spoleto in 1962, and she first used box-like shapes in 1964 in a monument to John F. Kennedy at the Weizmann Institute in Isr
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