(1930 - 2017)
Magdalena Abakanowicz was active/lived in Poland. Magdalena Abakanowicz is known for figurative and abstract symbolic social realist sculpture, fiber art.
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Art & Design section, The New York Times
"Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sculptor of Brooding Forms, Dies at 86"
By William Grimes, April 21, 2017
Magdalena Abakanowicz, a Polish sculptor who transformed sisal and burlap into brooding forms that evoked the weight of political oppression, the desperation of the individual and the sufferings of the natural world, died on Thursday in Warsaw. She was 86.
She died after a long illness, her husband, Jan Kosmowski, said.
Ms. Abakanowicz (pronounced ah-bah-kah-NO-vich), who once described her sculpture as “a search for organic mysteries,” first attracted critical attention in the 1960s with free-standing woven works made from sisal that she unraveled from discarded sh
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