(1927 - 2017)
Laura Ziegler was active/lived in Ohio / Italy. Laura Ziegler is known for sculpture-figure.
Biography Laura Ziegler
In the 1940s, Columbus native Laura Ziegler won a scholarship to the Columbus Art School (now Columbus College of Art and Design), and graduated from Ohio State where sculptor Irwin Frey was her mentor, and studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.
She received a Fulbright Fellowship in 1949 to study polychrome sculpture in Italy, and afterwards made her home in the small Tuscan town of Lucca, where she lived until her death on May 4 of this year.
During the 1950s, Ziegler’s career enjoyed a meteoric rise. Alfred Barr, then the director of the Museum of Modern Art, saw her work at the Duveen-Graham Gallery in New York and purchased one of her sculptures for his museum. Joseph Hirshhorn was an avid collector of her work
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