(1921 - 1998)
Cesar Baldaccini was active/lived in France. Cesar Baldaccini is known for nouveau realist sculpture-automobiles.
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Biography Cesar Baldaccini
César Baldaccini (1 January 1921 in Marseille - 6 December 1998 in Paris), usually called César was a noted French sculptor at the forefront of the Nouveau Réalisme movement with his radical compressions (compacted automobiles, discarded metal, or rubbish), expansions (polyurethane foam sculptures), and fantastic representations of animals and insects.
He was a French sculptor, born in 1921 of Italian parents in the working class neighborhood of la Belle-de-Mai in Marseilles. His father was a cooper and bar owner. The artist's full name was César Baldaccini, but is usually known as César. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Marseilles (1935-9) he went on to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1943-8).&n
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