Joaquín Roca Rey


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Peruvian sculptor, born in Lima, where he studied at the National School of Fine Arts. Between 1948 and 1952 he lived in Europe, exhibiting in Florence, Madrid, Paris, and Rome. On his return to Peru, he became his country's leading artist in introducing modern trends in sculpture, his figures being influenced by the simplified rounded forms of Arp and Henry Moore. He worked in a variety of materials, including metal, stone, and wood, and had numerous public commissions, including the figure of Simón Bolivar (1970) at the University of Caracas.

Subjects: Art.

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