Introduction
Magdalena Abakanowicz (June 20, 1930 – April 20, 2017) was a Polish sculptor and fiber artist. She is notable for her use of textiles as a sculptural medium. She is widely regarded as one of Poland's most internationally-acclaimed artists. She was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland from 1965 to 1990 and a visiting professor at University of California, Los Angeles in 1984.
Wikidata
Q158080
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Introduction
Polish sculptor and best known for her groups of headless figures made from resin and fiber (and later metal) often installed in public places. She began as a painter, but produced large scale woven sculpture from dyed sisal in the 1960s. Her public installations can be found in Grant Park, Chicago; at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC; and Warsaw’s Romuald Traugutt Park. The largest collection of her art is in in the collection of the National Museum in Wrocław in Poland.
Nationalities
Polish, American, Central European, Eastern European
Gender
Female
Roles
Artist, Weaver, Sculptor, Textile artist
Names
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Magdalena Abakanowicz Kosmowski
ULAN
500084577
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