Artist

Marisol

Marisol (born Maria Sol Escobar) (1930–2016)
The Family, 1957
Crayon and pencil on paper
14 x 9 1/2 in. (35.6 x 24 cm) 

Marisol

Marisol with her sculpture “The Kennedy Family”, 1964, Sam Falk/The New York Times

1930
Born Paris, France

1949
School Ecôle des Beaux Arts, France

1950
School Arts Student League, New York

1950
Moved to New York

1950–1954
School with Hans Hofmann The New School, New York, NY

1958
Award of Excellence in Design The Arts Commission of the City of New York, NY

1975
Public Commission, The Scarlet Letter Lincoln Center, New York, NY

1978
American Academy of Arts and Letters Award

1979
Public Commission, Opera House Lincoln Center, New York, NY

1986
Honorary Doctorate in Arts Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1992
11th Ann. Art Comm. Awards for Excel. in Design New York, NY

1992
Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts State University of New York, Buffalo

1992
Stage sets for Martha Graham's Eyes of the Goddess City Center Theater, New York, NY

1995
Medal of Honor, National Arts Club New York, NY

1997
Honorary Doctorate in Arts Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Died on April 30 at the age of 85

 

[This is the artist's biography published on Artnet, http://www.artnet.com/artists/marisol-escobar/biography]

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