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Enzo Plazzotta

BORN:
29 May 1921 – 12 October 1981 was an Italian-born British sculptor. Plazzotta was born in Mestre, near Venice, and spent his working life in London. He died in London, aged 60.

EARLY LIFE:
He worked as a sculptor in London for over half his life but always maintained his links with Italy, holding a studio at Pietrasanta in Tuscany from 1967.

EDUCATION:
He studied sculpture at the Accademia di Brera in Milan under the tuition of Giacomo Manzù until World War II when he became a Partisan leader near Lago Maggiore. After the war Plazzotta took up sculpture again and was commissioned by the Italian Committee of Liberation to commemorate their successful collaboration with the British Special Forces and decided to make London his home.

MEDIUMS USED IN WORK:
He is best remembered for a fascination with and study of movement in bronze - the human form, horses, ballerinas, and for his female studies, many of which adorn London's streets

SUBJECTS OF WORK:
He gradually established himself as a portrait sculptor and also, like Degus, developed an interest in the portrayal of ballet dancers. Nureyev, Fonteyn, Sibley and Dowell were among the many dancers who came to his studio. This fascination with the human form manifests itself in a number of interpretations of the naked female form.

EXHIBITIONS:
His works can be found in many public and private collections including the Vatican. It has also been widely exhibited by many galleries including Wildenstein and Co and most recently in 2007 at The Robert Bowman Gallery in London.

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