American, 1930 - 2016
An artist known primarily for her figurative assemblage works of the 1960s that drew on both folk art and Pop. She was born in Paris to Venezuelan parents and grew up in Paris and Caracas, settling in Los Angeles in 1946. She went on to study at the École des Beaux-Arts, and the Académie Julian. She returned to the US to live in New York City, where in the early 1950s she developed her signature sculptural works.