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Alicia Penalba

She curves stone or silver, gold or wood, but always by detaching them from the original magma. (Pablo Neruda)

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Alicia Pealba is born in 1913 in San Pedro, Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Following her father, builder of railways in the countries of Latin America, as a child, she grows up with the deserts and tropical forests. Alicia Pealba is later on, a student in drawing and painting at the School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires.After moving to Paris in 1948, she abandons painting to devote herself . . .

11 work(s) available

Composition XI
Composition X
Composition IX
Composition VIII
Composition VII
Composition VI
Composition V
Composition IV
Composition II
Winged field

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
Non ralis ce jour. All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • Alicia Penalba, Michel Seuphor, Bodensee Verlag, Amriswil, 1960
  • Penalba, Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich, 1961
  • Penalba, Alicia, Cat., Krller-Mller, Otterlo, 1964
  • Penalba. Sculptures, Galerie d'Art Moderne Feigel, Ble, 1971
To read from the artist :
  • L'objet, in Chroniques de l'Art vivant, N19, Maeght, Paris, 1971
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Art movements

  • + MODERN SCULPTURE / 1930-1970 / William Kenneth Armiage, Constantin Brancusi, Anthony Caro, Naum Gabo, Pablo Gargallo, Isamu Noguchi, etc.
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