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1956-1959 Henri Marie-Rose, Faculty, Sculptor

Henri Marie-Rose (center) taught sculpture from 1956 through 1959 on a revamped faculty that included Richard Diebenkorn, Ernie Kim, Sonia Gechtoff, Adrian Wilson,  Elmer Bischoff, Frank Lobdell,  Bruce McGaw, Joan Pearson, Pirkle Jones, Dorr Bothwell, et al….Henri grew up in Martinique, made his way to North Africa, served in the French Army fighting Nazis, had two solo shows in Casablanca, then studied and taught at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, having exhibitions in Paris, Switzerland, Berlin and Corsica after the war. Henri moved to North Beach in 1953 where he exhibited and won prizes at SFAI Annuals. His “Techniques in Sculpture” 18 week television series aired on KQED, and in 1960 he had a major exhibition at the DeYoung Museum. Later in life he was a mentor to artists in SF’s Recology Residence Program. 

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