George Spaventa

Courtesy of Archives of American Art. Smithsonian Institution.
Name
George Spaventa
Born
New York, New York
Died
New York, New York
born New York City 1918-died New York City 1978
Nationalities
American
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George Spaventa studied at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York and the Académie Grand Chaumier in Paris. He was inspired by the work of European sculptors, including Auguste Rodin and Alberto Giacometti, and created small works in bronze that explored the human figure. His sculptures often employed single figures in meditative poses, conveying a sense of isolation that reflected Spaventa’s solitary experience. He expressed his emotions through his materials, molding the wax or plaster with his hands so that the bronze retained vivid imprints of his touch.

Works by This Artist (1 item)