(1894-1973) Brazilian artist, designer and sculptor Maria de Lourdes Martins Alves studied painting in Paris, but later became interested in sculpture. She worked in terra cotta, bronze, wood and other materials and is known for her surrealist work. Her art was exhibited early on in New York, and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington where a work was purchased for the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Variations of her work The Impossible are in collections at MOMA and MALBA in Buenos Aires.
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