Marisol (María Sol Escobar)măr´ĭsŏl˝, märē´ä sōl āskō´bär [key], 1930–2016, Venezuelan-American sculptor, b. Paris. Marisol was first influenced by pre-Columbian sculpture and South American folk art. She is noted for her large, satirical, wooden figure groups; these place her within the pop art movement. Many of her works, such as The Family (1962; Mus. of Modern Art, New York City), contain found objects and plaster or painted replicas of parts of her own body.
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