Fayga Ostrower, engraver
Of Polish origin, engraver Fayga Ostrower (Lodz, Poland 1920 – Rio de Janeiro, 2001) met Zélia in the beginning of the 1950s; they would very soon befriend and the artistic affinity would be sealed when both gave classes at Rio’s new Musem of Modern Art – MAM -, from 1954-59. Fayga would teach Composition and Critical Analysis while Zélia taught Initiation and Orientation, having sculptor Lygia Clark as a pupil. Admiration was mutual, and Fayga presented her in an individual exhibition in 1966.
In this link, sculptor Gilberto Genesini, Zélia’s last pupil, remembers a 1997 interview with the engraver, who considered Zélia to be an avant-garde sculptor to date. Fayga Ostrower presents Zélia Salgado in a 1966 exhibition catalogue.
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