Leo Amino

"Born in Taiwan in 1911, Leo Amino emigrated to the United States in 1929 where he eventually studied at New York University. Although he recieved no formal art training his passion for sculpture lead him to study with Chiam Gross at the American Artists School.His work was exhibited at the 193 Worlds Fair which lead to his first solo exhibition in 1940. He taught at Black Mountan College in North Carolina and at the Cooper Union in New York City from 1952-1977."