Naum Gabo

Naum Gabo, born Naum Neemia Pevsner (Hebrew: נחום נחמיה פבזנר), was an influential sculptor, theorist, and key figure in Russia's post-Revolution avant-garde and the subsequent development of twentieth-century sculpture. His work combined geometric abstraction with a dynamic organization of form in small reliefs and constructions, monumental public sculpture and pioneering kinetic works that assimilated new materials such as nylon, wire, lucite and semi-transparent materials, glass and metal.

Born: 5 August 1890 in Bryansk, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: 23 August 1977 (aged 87) in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States


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