Jose De Rivera
(1904 - 1985)
Jose De Rivera was active/lived in New York, Louisiana. Jose De Rivera is known for sculptor-abstraction.
Biography Jose De Rivera
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Jose de Rivera was an abstract-expressionis sculptor, who worked in metal. He was born Jose A. Ruiz in 1904 in West Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At age twenty he moved to Chicago and worked as a journeyman for seven years making tools, pipe fitting, and die-casting. He studied art in Chicago's Studio School with John Norton from approximately 1928 to around 1931. In 1932, de Rivera made a trip to Europe and Africa, including Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Egypt and when he returned he knew that he wanted to sculpt.
Employed by the Works Progress Administration-Federal Art Project in 1937-38, de Rivera made the aluminum, "Flight," for the Newark, New Jersey airport.
Many of de Rivera's sculptures are steel or bronze bands twisted i
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