(1911 - 1989)
Leo Amino was active/lived in New York, California / Japan. Leo Amino is known for abstract polyester resin sculpture.
Biography Leo Amino
Dedicated to making abstract sculptured objects from plastic materials, Leo Amino was especially focused on materials that convey transparency . He often worked with resin, especiallly after World War II when plastic had been developed as a substitute for materials needed for the war.
Leo Amino wrote of the beauty he found in transparent objects: "The shimmering colors of red or white wine in cut crystal glasses under candlelight never ceases to give great pleasure . . . Dealing with transparency, one becomes very conscious of the effects of different kinds of light." Herskovic 30)
Amino was born in Taiwan of Japanese parents and emigrated to the United States in 1929. Living in various parts of the country, he became a citize
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