About Mark di Suvero

Mark di Suvero (b. 1933) was born in Shanghai, China, to Italian parents who later immigrated to California. After receiving a degree in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, he moved to New York City to concentrate on his sculpture career. Severely injured in an accident on a construction site where he had a part-time job, he used his recovery period to perfect his welding skills. Over a long career, he has become one of the most important American sculptors, with his works installed internationally. He was awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 2010.