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biography of Mico KAUFMAN (1924)

Birth place: Romania

Addresses: North Tewksbury, MA

Profession: Sculptor, writer

Studied: Acad. Fine Arts, Rome & Florence, Italy, 1947-51.

Exhibited: Rockport Artists Assn., 1967 (Alma & Ulysses Ricci Award for best conservative sculpture or painting), 1969 &1972 (RVT Steeves Award for most outstanding work in sculpture); Concord Art Assn., 1969 (bronze); Prudential Art Festival, New Eng. Sculpture Soc., 1969; Nat. Sculpture Soc., New York, 1970-71; Audubon Artists, 1971; All. A. Am., 1971; N. Shore Art Assn., Gloucester (first prize)

Member: Nat. Sculpture Soc.; New Eng. Sculpture Assn.; Cambridge Art Assn.; Rockport Artists Assn.

Work: bas-relief, Rivier Col., Nashua, NH; Andover Gal. Fine Arts, Mass.; Kiski Acad., Saltburg, Pa.; Weltman Conserv. Music, Malden, Mass. Commissions: galactic, bas relief, Geophys., Inc., Burlington, Mass., 1965; Samuel F. Morse Coin Medal, Nat. Commemorative Soc., Phila., Pa., 1971; Aristotelian Award, AHEPA, Lowell, Mass., 1971; Maggie L. Walker Coin Medal, Am. Negro Commemorative Soc., Phila., 1972; Lincoln Mint, Chicago

Comments: Preferred media: bronze, stainless steel, plastics. Teaching: instr. sculpture, Boston Ctr. Adult Educ., 1959-62; instr. sculpture, New Eng. Sch. Art, Boston, 1969-70; instr. sculpture, Nashua Arts & Sci., 1970-71. Publications: auth., The Making of Mold Block and Case, 1960; contribr., "Your Most Penetrating Portrait Ever," Nat. Sculpture Rev., 1972.

Sources: WW73; Ann Schecter,"Vivid Sculptural Works," Nov 19, 1967 & Pertinax, "Maggie Walker Medal," Nov 11, 1971, Lowell Sun, Mass.; Brenda Badolato, "The sculpture of Mico Kaufman," Lawrence Eagle Tribune, Mass., June 18, 1968.


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