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Mira Schendel

 (1919 - 1988)
Mira Schendel was active/lived in Brazil.  Mira Schendel is known for drawing on rice paper, monotypes, painting, sculpture.

Biography   Mira Schendel


Mira Schendel was a Brazilian artist, considered one of the most significant Latin American artists of the 20th century. Best known for drawings on rice paper, Schendel was a painter, a poet, and a sculptor.

She was born Myrrha Dagmar Dub in 1919 in Zurich, Switzerland. Her father, Karl Leo Dub, was a fabric merchant, and her mother, Ada Saveria Büttner, was a milliner.

Although she had Jewish heritage, Schendel was baptized at her mother's request at the Kirche St. Peter and Paul, a Catholic church in Zurich, on October 20, 1920 and was raised as a Roman Catholic. Schendel's parents divorced in September 1922, and her mother married Count Tommaso Gnoli in 1937.

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