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|Russian born with the name Naum Pevsner, Naum Gabo became a sculptor,
painter and educator and changed his name to avert confusion between
him and his brother, Antoine Pevsner. He and his brother both
became distinguished for their Constructivist sculpture.|
He left Russia in 1922, lived in Berlin for ten years, then Paris for
five years and then England from 1937 to 1946, when he emigrated to
America and settled in Middlebury, Connecticut.
His art education was at the University of Munich in Germany.
Gabo had the prime of his career before coming to America but had much
influence as an educator on a succeeding generation of sculptors
including Jose de Rivera and Richard Lippold. From 1953 to 1954,
he taught at the Harvard Graduate School and in 1959, gave Mellon
Lectures at the National Gallery of Art, which were later published in
1962 under the title Of Divers Arts.
Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art
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