Marisol

Marisol (Marisol Escobar) măr´ĭsŏl˝ āskō´bär [key], 1930–, Venezuelan-American sculptor, b. Paris. Marisol was first influenced by pre-Columbian sculpture and South American folk art. She is noted for her large, satirical, wooden figure groups these place her within the pop art movement. Many of her works, such as The Family (1962 Mus. of Modern Art, New York City), contain found objects and plaster or painted replicas of parts of her own body.

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