Argentine sculptor and printmaker, born in Buenos Aires. She moved to Paris in 1948 and trained in the studio of Zadkine after destroying almost all her work as a painter. She made tall semi-abstract sculptures in bronze and stone, reminiscent of the growth of trees. Her favourite material was terracotta, and when the sculptures were cast in bronze, she would ensure that the patina was similar to the source material. Some were intended for playgrounds, designed to invite children to climb them. She was awarded the prize for best foreign sculptor at the São Paulo Bienal in 1961.
http://penalba.com/English/index.htm The artist’s website.
Chilvers, Ian, and John Glaves-Smith. A dictionary of modern and contemporary art. Oxford University Press, USA, 2009.