Manuel (Torres) Izquierdo
(1925 - 2009)
Manuel (Torres) Izquierdo was active/lived in Oregon / Spain. Manuel Izquierdo is known for modernist welded and wood sculpture, woodcut printmaking, teaching.
Biography Manuel (Torres) Izquierdo
Manuel Izquierdo (1925 - 2009)
Manuel Izquierdo, who arrived in Portland in 1942 as a teenaged refugee from wartime Europe, established himself as a major Oregon sculptor and printmaker in a career spanning six decades. Particularly noted for his welded metal forms, he also created sculpture in cast metal, wood, stone, and ceramic. As a printmaker, he specialized in woodcut.
Manuel Izquierdo Torres was born in 1925 in a working class barrio in Madrid, the oldest of three children of an artisan family. His father was a bricklayer, his grandfather a cabinetmaker. Following the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, he and his brother and sister were evacuated with other children to France where they spent seve
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