A world-renowned sculptor, Beverly Pepper is the creator of a brilliant and prolific career that spans four decades. Born in 1922, she has created sculptures in cast iron, bronze, steel, stainless steel, and stone. She is also known for her site-specific projects in which she incorporates expanses of industrial metals into the landscape, creating large-scale sculptures, which are frequently designed to function themselves as public spaces.
Her works have been exhibited and collected by major museums around the world, including the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the White House Sculpture Garden, the Hirschhorn Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., Les Jardins du Palais Royal in Paris, the Palazzo degli Uffizi in Florence, and numerous other national museums in Europe and Asia.
Chevalier de l’Ordre des arts et des lettres in France, she is a recipient of The Alexander Calder Prize, and with Nancy Holt, the International Sculpture Center’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.