Magdalena Więcek

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Magdalena Więcek (1924 – 2008) was one of the most renowned Polish sculptors. Her public art can be seen across Poland, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands and Italy. During the 1950s, her work reflected the doctrine of Socialist Realism, but after the end of the Stalinist period, her art gradually shifted away from the figurative toward abstract expressionism. In the 1960s, she embraced light geometrical forms which engaged their surroundings, as well as small-scale works which experimented with the sculptural potential of steel, aluminum and bronze. She died during a 2008 family trip to Egypt. (Source)