Mark di Suvero
Mark di Suvero is active/lives in California, New York / China. Mark di Suvero is known for large scale geometric sculpture, drawings.
Mark di Suvero is a sculptor, combining Abstract Expressionist
instincts with assemblage techniques. Born in Shanghai, China, where
his father, an officer in the Italian navy, was stationed, he came to
San Francisco in 1941. After studying art from 1953 to 1957 at the
University of California, he moved to New York City and became a
predominant figure in establishing the Park Place, an early cooperative
Until the mid-1960s, di Suvero combined large
weathered timbers, rope, wire, and found objects such as tires in
large-scaled, open compositions without bases (Champion, 1960). These
works have been called the three-dimensional equivalents to paintings
by Willem De Kooning and Franz Kline.
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