Alicia Penalba Research
The Penalba Research Center is currently collecting information about the Argentinian sculptor Alicia Penalba (1913-1982), former pupil of French/Russian artist Ossip Zadkine (1888-1967).
Penalba was born in the Province of Buenos Aires in 1913 and moved to Paris in the late 1940s. Her abstract and vibrant sculptures have been shown in important museums in France, Europe and in the rest of the world. She has been commissioned many monumental works for public and private spaces.
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Alicia Penalba Biography
Alicia Rosario Pérez Penalba was born on August 9th, 1913 in San Pedro, in the province of Buenos Aires, where she lived with her family for two years. Her parents were both Spaniards (Santiago Pérez and Remedios Penalba). Her father, worked for Ferrocariles Argentinos, the reason that led the family to itinerate among various cities in Cuyo region, Patagonia and Chile. The impressive and contrasting nature of that area will later greatly impact her sculptural work.
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