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Artwork by Anthony Quinn: A Modernist Vision

Jubilation, Sculpture by Anthony Quinn
Jubilation, Sculpture by Anthony Quinn

Legendary actor Anthony Quinn was an artist before he was an actor.  He began sculpting and drawing as a child. As a teenager, he studied architecture with famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Anthony Quinn: A Modernist Vision, A Focus Exhibition opens tomorrow, November 4, 2010 at Bannister Gallery at Rhode Island College in Providence Rhode Island.

The exhibition will consist of 12-14 sculptures and 20 framed pieces that are primarily drawings. According to the gallery, many of the pieces were inspired by Quinn’s lifelong fascination and passion for the desert. Reportedly, he spent many months at a time on location in different deserts across the globe during the years filming his epic movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Message, and Lion of the Desert, and was inspired to create dozens of sculptures and hundreds of conceptual drawings for future sculptures.

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Anthony Quinn Foundation and is curated by James Montford, director of the Bannister Gallery. It continues through November 24, 2010.

For more about Anthony Quinn and his love of art, you may want to check out the book Anthony Quinn’s Eye: A Lifetime of Creating and Collecting Art.

Visit the Pop Life Art homepage for links to more than 100 celebrity sculptors, painters, and photographers.

Related blog post: Duende: The Art of Anthony Quinn (November 17, 2012)