Saturday, July 24, 2021

Fred Carasso

Fred Carasso (Frederico Antonio Carasso, 1899 - 1969) was a Dutch sculptor.

In 1922, two weeks after Benito Mussolini's seizure of power, he moved to Paris, where he worked as a carpenter. Because of his political activism, he was expelled from France in 1928, which happened to him again in Brussels in 1933. He eventually found refuge in the Netherlands, which became his new homeland.

Nevertheless, Carasso still had his first exhibition in Brussels in 1933, albeit under the pseudonym Fred Deltor. In addition to drawings, photo collages, he also showed four small sculptures. In Amsterdam he was able to develop as a sculptor and he was included in the Circle of Amsterdam Sculptors. In 1938 Carasso exhibited for the first time in the Netherlands. In 1956 he was appointed professor of sculpture at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, succeeding Oscar Jespers.

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