Beverly Pepper, born 20 December, 1922.
She is a world-renowned sculptor, creator of a brilliant and prolific career that spans four decades. She created sculptures in cast iron, bronze, steel, stainless steel, and stone. She is known for her site-specific projects in which she incorporates expanses of industrial metals into the landscape, creating large-scale sculptures, which are often designed to work themselves as public spaces.
Major museums around the world exhibit and collect her work, including the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the White House Sculpture Garden, the Hirschhorn Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., Les Jardins du Palais Royal in Paris, the Palazzo degli Uffizi in Florence, and many other national museums in Europe and Asia.
Chevalier de l’Ordre des arts et des lettres in France, she received The Alexander Calder Prize, and with Nancy Holt, the International Sculpture Center’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. (http://www.beverlypepper.net)