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Ousmane Sow

(b. 1935)


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Alberto Giacometti (1901—1966) Swiss sculptor and painter

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(1935– )

Senegalese sculptor, born in Dakar. He lived for a time in Paris where he was much impressed by the work of Giacometti. He returned to his native country in 1985. He works as a figure sculptor, making vivid and vigorous depictions of African life. His Nubian wrestlers have been especially admired, making an enormous impact at documenta in 1992. An exhibition of his work was held outside the Louvre in 1999, including a multi-figure composition, The Battle of Little Big Horn.

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