Magdalena Abakanowicz Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Magdalena Abakanowicz (Marta Magdalena Abakanowicz)

Last Updated: 09 May, 2024 | Views: 233

Age: 86

Profession: Historical Women

Other Profession(s): Artist, Sculptor

Famous For: Work "Agora" located in Chicago

Higher Education: Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts

Magdalena Abakanowicz Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
20 Jun, 1930 (86 Years 10 Months)

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Died on
20 Apr, 2017

Cause of Death
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Magdalena Abakanowicz Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Magdalena Abakanowicz, one of the popular Polish sculptors, was born on 20th June 1930 and died on 20th April 2017. As a fiber artist, she used textiles for sculptural works and outdoor installations. Agora in Chicago and Birds of Knowledge of Good and Evil in Milwaukee are two of her works that are widely regarded as internationally acclaimed artworks by Polish artists. 
Magdalena Abakanowicz Education:
• Academy of Fine Arts in Sopot 
• Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts
Magdalena Abakanowicz Career:
Magdalena Abakanowicz "Abakans" Series: 
• Abakanowicz gained international recognition for her series of large-scale sculptures known as "Abakans." 
• These works were created in the 1960s and 1970s and consisted of woven textile structures made from sisal or rope. 
• The name "Abakan" was derived from her own surname, emphasizing the personal nature of the works.
Magdalena Abakanowicz Artistic Innovations: 
• Abakanowicz is credited with revolutionizing the medium of textile art by moving away from traditional techniques such as weaving and incorporating unconventional materials. 
• Her experimental approach involved manipulating and sculpting fiber materials, resulting in visually striking and thought-provoking artworks.
Magdalena Abakanowicz Influence of Nature: 
• Nature played a significant role in Abakanowicz's creative process. 
• She drew inspiration from organic forms, such as tree trunks, roots, and human figures, which she often abstracted and transformed into monumental sculptures.
Magdalena Abakanowicz Agora:
• Abakanowicz' final project is Agora, a permanent installation in Grant Park near the Roosevelt Road Metra station, located at the southern end of the park.
Magdalena Abakanowicz Awards/Honours:
• 1965: Grand Prix of São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil 
• 1979: Herder Prize, Vienna, Austria 
• 1982: Jurzykowski Prize, New York City 
• 1993: Award for Distinction in Sculpture, granted by the Sculpture Center, New York 
• 1998: Commander Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
• 1999: Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, Berlin, Germany| Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Paris, France| Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts, Norway 
• 2000: Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic| Visionaries! Award granted by American Craft Museum 
Magdalena Abakanowicz Google Doodle:
20th June 2023: Google Doodle is dedicated to Magdalena Abakanowicz

Magdalena Abakanowicz Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 168 cm
In Meters 1.68 m
In feet & Inches 5'6"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 57 Kg
In Pounds 125 lbs

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Magdalena Abakanowicz Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Konstanty Abakanowicz

Mother's Name
Helena Domaszowska

Jan Kosmowski





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