Manuel Neri

(American, born 1930)

Manuel Neri is an American artist best known for his uniquely painterly figurative sculpture. A member of the “second generation” of Bay Area Figurative Movement, Neri was a prominent figure in the San Francisco art scene for many years. Born on April 12, 1930 in Sanger, CA, he attended the California School of Fine Arts where he studied under Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Nelson Bischoff. Initially working with junk materials such as wire and cardboard, Neri moved towards figurative sculpture crafted mainly in plaster. His primary subjects are life-sized women applied with brightly-colored paint, often texturing the surfaces of his sculptures with scratches and gouges. He went on to marry another member of the second generation of the Bay Area Figurative Movement, the painter Joan Brown. Neri was honored by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1984, and was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the International Sculpture Center in 2006. His work is included in numerous public collections, such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Seattle Art Museum.
Manuel Neri (200 results)
La Palestra No. 6

Manuel Neri

La Palestra No. 6

Robischon Gallery

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Sweetwater 4

Manuel Neri

Sweetwater 4

Robischon Gallery

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Standing Figure

Manuel Neri

Standing Figure

Robischon Gallery

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Solana 6

Manuel Neri

Solana 6

Robischon Gallery

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Solana 4

Manuel Neri

Solana 4

Robischon Gallery

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Ostrakon 8

Manuel Neri

Ostrakon 8

Robischon Gallery

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Mujer Pegada 7

Manuel Neri

Mujer Pegada 7

Robischon Gallery

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Mujer Pegada 4

Manuel Neri

Mujer Pegada 4

Robischon Gallery

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Mary Julia Torso

Manuel Neri

Mary Julia Torso

Robischon Gallery

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Catun 2

Manuel Neri

Catun 2

Robischon Gallery

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