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Marco Polo "Mark" di Suvero is an American Abstract Expressionist sculptor. He was born in China in 1933 to Italian expatriates, then immigrated to San Francisco in 1942 with his family. He later moved to New York City, where he was surrounded by an explosion of Abstract Expressionism.

His early works were large outdoor pieces that incorporated railroad ties, tires, scrap metal, and structural steel. This exploration transformed over time into a focus on I-beams and heavy gauge metal. Many of the pieces contain sections that are allowed to swing and rotate, giving the overall forms a considerable degree of motion. di Suvero was a founding member of the Park Place Gallery and ConStruct, both artist-owned galleries.

His commitment to emerging artists is undeniable through the Athena Foundation and the Socrates Sculpture Park. di Suvero received the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center and, in 2005, the 11th Annual Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities for his commitment to aspiring artists. di Suvero lives in New York City. He recently published Dreambook, a compilation of pictures of sculptures, poems, and ideas.

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