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AVOSCAN, Ivan (<i>born</i> 1928), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
AVOSCAN, Ivan (born 1928), Sculptor

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1928, in Buxy (Burgundy).


The son of a stonecutter, as a sculptor Ivan Avoscan was to continue to work in the Burgundian limestone of his birthplace. His combination of geometric rigour and balanced masses retains the spirit of the Romanesque churches of the area. Cut directly into the stone, Avoscan's work explores the balance between powerful solids and delicate voids and the contrast

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