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American sculptor. He studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder (1961–5), and was an art assistant at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (1966–8). He had his first one-man show at the OK Harris Gallery in New York in 1970. He rapidly developed a style of casting and then painting fibreglass or polyvinyl acetate sculptures of figures from live models. His techniques evolved to include refinements for achieving his hyper-realistic effects, including layering paint and glazes to depict a variety of skin surfaces and veins, creating individual characteristics such as moles and freckles, and implanting hair instead of adding wigs (...


Paraguayan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1960, in Concepción.

Painter. Still-lifes, flowers. Screens.

Hernán Miranda was self-taught. His still-lifes are painted in a hyperrealist style and the stylised flowers on his screens are inspired by Japanese prints. Hernán Miranda teaches at the Escuela de Artes at the Catholic University of Chile and is head of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Valdivia at the Universidad Austral de Chile....