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COLVIN, Marta (<i>born</i> 1917), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COLVIN, Marta (born 1917), Sculptor

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Chilean, 20th century, female.

Active in France.

Born 1917, in Chillán.


Colvin was a student at the school of art in Santiago. Resident in France and England from 1948, she was given guidance by Zadkine, Moore and Henri Laurens. Whether adopting angular or soft shapes, she created a formal, virtually abstract, register for her work, inspired by the plant life and mineral landscape of the South American continent.

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