beverly stoll pepper

Beverly Stoll Pepper, a New Yorker drawn to post-war Europe, moved to Italy in the 1950s, rubbing elbows with the likes of Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Audrey Hepburn, and Martha Gellhorn. She made her artistic debut in 1962 with an exhibit of carved tree trunks at a gallery in Rome and later was one was one of ten artists – along with David Smith and Alexander Calder – to fabricate works in Italsider factories in Italy for an outdoor exhibition in Spoleto that summer. Still a working artist at 91 years, she has continued to steadily produce monumental works, primarily outdoor pieces in metal rooted to the each, drawing her inspiration from the hills of Todi, just north of Rome.

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