Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/10/11

“October 11, 1920” by Rick Sanders

Español: Dinamismo, monumento conmemorativo de...

Español: Dinamismo, monumento conmemorativo de édgar Negret, cra 5 con clle 15. Edificio Procuraduría General de la Nación. Bogotá. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Colombian sculptor, Édgar Negret, was born in 1920 and died in 2012. From Wikipedia we read:

Negret was born in Popayán, Colombia. He attended the School of Fine Arts in Cali, Colombia. Initially working in stone in styles reminiscent of European modernists like Jean Arp and Constantin Brâncuși. By the early 1950s, he began working in metal in constructivist tradition.

In 1955, his art was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. In 1963, he won the Salón de Artistas Colombianos, and therein became one of the most prominent Colombian sculptors of the 20th century. In 1968, he was awarded the David E. Bright Sculpture Prize, at the Thirty-fourth Venice Biennial. In 1985, the Museum Negret opened. In 2010, he was awarded “Grado de Oficial” by order of the Congress of Colombia. Negret died, on his 92nd birthday, in Bogotá, Colombia.

El Maiz is a modern sculpture, by Édgar Negret.

Español: Escultura de Édgar Negret en el parqu...

Español: Escultura de Édgar Negret en el parque El Virrey de Bogotá, a la altura de la cra 15. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is located at AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, at the Organization of American States, Constitution Avenue and 18th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.


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