Sculptor Beverly Pepper, famed for monumental iron and steel works

February 13, 2020

Obituaries

Beverly Pepper, a sculptor famed for her monumental iron and steel works, has died.

Pepper died Wednesday, Feb. 5 at her home in Italy. She was 97.

Pepper was born Beverly Stoll in Brooklyn in 1922. She moved to Europe in the late 1940s and in the early 1950s settled in Rome with her husband, journalist and author Curtis Bill Pepper. The couple moved to central Italy’s Umbria region in the 1970s, where they restored an old castle near the medieval hill town of Todi and became an anchor of a community of artists and writers.

Pepper’s sculptures include massive architectural works often set up in the open air, smaller pieces and land art that is sculpted directly in the landscape. (JTA)

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