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Maria Pinińska-Bereś

Born in 1958, Poznań, Poland

Died in 1999


Polish sculptor and performance artist Maria Pinińska-Bereś (1931-1999) played an active role in shaping the artistic community of Kraków. Her sculptures initially followed the modernist trend popular among Polish artists during the Thaw, a period of de-Stalinization in the late 1950s. She gradually transformed her style and developed her own unique aesthetic in the mid-1960s, this is seen in Lady with a Bird (1964), in which she added small quilted blankets to concrete sculptures. Later, this a...Read more