Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Richard Stankiewicz: Abstract Expressionist

I thought it would be fun to highlight a well-known sculptor/assemblage artist every now and then. On today's agenda: Richard Stankiewicz.

Born in 1922 in Philadelphia, Richard later moved to Detroit to enlist in the Navy. There he began painting and sculpting, and soon after, he studied in Paris and New York. He joined a gallery and began to exhibit his work, mainly scrap metal sculptures. Richard kept at this until his death in 1983 and today many of his pieces can be seen in museums and sculpture centers.

This piece is called Kabuki Dancer; an assemblage piece made of iron and steel.
You can find this one at the Whitney Museum of American Art.