James Metcalf is active/lives in Ohio / France, Mexico. James Metcalf is known for modernist sculpture-found objects, woodblocks.
Biography James Metcalf
American sculptor James Metcalf was born in New York City. He studied at the Dayton Art Institute, Pennsylvania Academy of Find Art and in London. He studied ancient Mediterranean metallurgy in Deya, Majorca, where he provided woodblocks for Robert Graves' poem, Adam's Rib.
From l956-l967, he worked in Paris in a studio opposite that of Constantin Brancusi. After a major retrospective at Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Metcalf investigated the surviving copper technique of Santa Clara del Cobre in the mountains of Michoacan, and taught the smiths how to make vases with a special thick edge called El Borde Greuso. In 1973, Metcalf, with the Mexican sculptor Ana Pellicer, founded The Adolfo Best Maugard Sc
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