Lola Mora (1867 – 1936)
She was a free unprejudiced woman who made her way with hammer blows and by clutching her chisel, sometimes surrounded by scandal and eventually having to pay a high price for opposing the social conventions of her time.
She created great works, both striking and moving. She triumphed and then faced defeat with the same vigour, without surrender.
Her art may not have been avant-garde, but the revolution lay in her many achievements at a time when women usually faded into the background.
She has been recognised as the first Argentine sculptress and the date of her birth has been officially declared “National Sculptor’s and Plastic Arts’ Day.”