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Viola Frey

 (1933 - 2004)
Viola Frey was active/lived in California.  Viola Frey is known for large-scale clay figure sculptures.

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Biography   Viola Frey


Best known for monumental figurative sculptures with surfaces decorated with genre scenes in modernist style, Viola Frey also made quasi-autobiographical plates in a wide range of subjects and styles.

The plates were the subject of a traveling exhibition in 1996 and reflected twenty-five years of her career. Many of them are autobiographical with ingenious self portraits such as the child Viola with hair in pig tails or a pair of hands framing a large VIOLA signature.

She was born in Lodi, California and was raised on a farm in the vineyards. Her family hoarded junk. She became a collector of "found objects" and was also fascinated by the figurines that she found in shops on the West Coast. She took undergraduate studies at t   ...  Displaying 750 of 2324 characters.

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Sleeping Man
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Untitled (Figure grouping), 1993 (2 parts)
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Western Civilization (2)
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