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