Constantin Brancusi

French, born Romania (Hobita, Romania, 1876 - 1957, Paris, France)

Academically trained in Romania, Brancusi emigrated to Paris in 1904 and became involved with the modernist avant-garde centered there. At times working with primitivist imagery and rough carving, he is best known for creating highly refined forms in m


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