Melvin Edwards

born 1937

Melvin Edwards, ‘Curtain (for William and Peter)’ 1969
Curtain (for William and Peter) 1969
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Biography

Mel Edwards (born May 4, 1937) is a celebrated abstract steel metal sculptor, based in New York City. He has had more than a dozen one-person show exhibits and been in over four dozen group shows. He has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey. His works, characterised by the use of straight-edged triangular and rectilinear forms, often have a political content.

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