Ana Maria Pacheco

born 1943

Ana Maria Pacheco, ‘As Proezas de Macunaíma 10’ 1995
As Proezas de Macunaíma 10 1995
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Ana Maria Pacheco (born 1943) is a Brazilian artist who works in the United Kingdom. Following degrees in both Sculpture and Music in Goiás and Rio de Janeiro, she taught and lectured for several years at universities in Goiás before she moved to London in 1973 to study at the Slade School of Art; from 1985 to 1989, she was Head of Fine Art at the Norwich School of Art.

Despite also being a painter and printmaker, Pacheco is best known for her multi-figure groups of polychrome sculptures carved from wood. These are typically exhibited as installation pieces and include Man and his Sheep (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) and Dark Night of the Soul (1999), created during her residency at the National Gallery, London as a response to The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian by the Pollaiuolo brothers.

Pacheco (with a team of two helpers) produced a large figure in yellow limestone for the Stoke-on-Trent National Garden Festival of 1986.

The Muscarelle Museum of Art exhibited Pacheco's "Study for St. Sebastian II" in an exhibition titled "Women With Vision" from February 10, 2018 - May 13, 2018.

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