Exposition Art Blog: Antoni Milkowski - Minimalist Sculpture

Antoni Milkowski - Minimalist Sculpture

Antoni Milkowski (born 1935 – died 2001) was an American minimalist sculptor.
Antoni "Tony" Milkowski was born October 7, 1935 in Evanston, Illinois. He was also known as "Antek", particularly by his family. When he was two years old, the family moved to New York City.
In 1963, while at Hunter College, Milkowski began studying with Tony Smith (sculptor), Ad Reinhardt, Michael Ponce de Leon, George Sugarman and Eugene Goossen. His interactions with these artists, in addition to his meeting David Smith (sculptor), cemented his desire to pursue sculpture. It was in 1964-1965, while a Fulbright Scholar in Poland (where he also taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw), that Milkowski was invited to participate in the Biennial of Forms in Space, where he created his first major large-scale public work entitled "Poland Column". During this period, he began to develop his aesthetic of merging geometry and repetition, mainly in modular units and generally in steel. Over the years, he refined his methods and became interested in the concept of negative space and of the three-dimensional form in space. Wikipedia


1 comment:

Bob Projansky said...

Tony was a lovely fellow and I loved his work. I liked the way two forms would share a piece of metal in the same plane but doing very different things, as if two houses shared a party wall but one of them was upside down or on its side and sticking out into the street. I especially liked his work that appeared dynamic even though it was quite static, like the three brick-shaped black boxes above that seem to be threatening to fall over even though they are sturdily planted. Very good-natured, unpretentious down-to-earth guy, kind and generous. I miss him.