MARINO DI TEANA (1920-2012)
Marino di Taena lived and worked in his atelier in Périgny sur Yerres, France. Not only was he a sculptor, but he was also recognized as an architect and a philosopher. Born in 1920 in Italy, Marino di Taena emigrated to Argentina as a mason at the age of 16. He then studied architecture and later, Fine Arts at the University of Buenos Aires. His formation as an engineer and architect is obvious in the majority of his sculptures as they are conceived as a combination of dynamic architectural forms. Di Teana returned to Europe in 1952, settling in Paris. He represented Argentina at the Biennale of Venice in 1982, and France at the International Symposium of the Arts and the Sciences of Seoul in 1997. His works have been commissioned for numerous public collections; among them are the Museum of Contemporary Art of the City of Paris, the George Pompidou Center, the National Contemporary Art Museum and The New Contemporary Art Museum MACVAL.