Manuel Neri

Manuel John Neri Jr. (April 12, 1930 – October 18, 2021) was an American sculptor who is recognized for his life-size symbolic sculptures in plaster, bronze, and marble. In Neri's action with the figure, he conveys an emotional inner confess that is revealed through body language and gesture. Since 1965 his studio was in Benicia, California; in 1981 he purchased a studio in Carrara, Italy, for practicing in marble. Over four decades, beginning in the into the future 1970s, Neri worked primarily gone the same model, Mary Julia Klimenko, creating drawings and sculptures that join contemporary concerns once Modernist sculptural forms.

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