Richard Stankiewicz1922-1983

Addison Gallery of American Art - Phillips Academy
Andover, MA

$25,000 toward a retrospective exhibition and catalogue on the sculptor, co-curated by gallery director Adam Weinberg and guest curator Emmie Donadio. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Detroit, Stankiewicz drafted and designed production machinery before moving to New York in 1948 where he studied with Hans Hofmann. Using rusted motors, chains, and various machines parts found in junk yards, he created highly intricate sculptures that referenced surrealist figuration and large insects.