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Mark di Suvero

Mark di Suvero

American, born 1933

Born in Shanghai, China, where his parents were Italian diplomats, di Suvero moved to San Francisco with his family at the onset of World War II. He began painting at age twenty, entering the University of California, Berkeley to study sculpture and philosophy, and graduating in 1957. Di Suvero moved to New York in 1960. His first major museum exhibitions occurred in the mid-1970s, at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Di Suvero currently divides his time between large industrial studios in Petaluma, California, Chalon-sur-Saone, France, and a former brickyard on the edge of Long Island City, New York.

  • American
  • drawing
  • graphic arts
  • drawing
  • Shanghai, China

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