Philip Pavia

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Philip Pavia
Born (1911-03-16)March 16, 1911
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Died April 13, 2005(2005-04-13) (aged 94)
Manhattan, New York City, New York

Philip Pavia (March 16, 1911 – April 13, 2005) was an internationally exhibited American painter and sculptor most closely associated with the abstract expressionist movement.[1]

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Pavia began his art studies at Yale but then transferred to the Arts Student League.[2] in 1948 Pavia founded "The Club", an organization dedicated to engaging in a discourse on Modern art.[3]

Pavia's sculpture the "Ides of March" (after his birthday) stood in front of the New York Hilton for roughly twenty five years, from 1963 to 1988.[4] Pavia's work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[5]

He died at the New York University Medical Center in 2005 at the age of 94.[6]


  1. ^ Italian American Experience: An Encyclopedia - Google Books. Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  2. ^ Lury, Larissa (2005-12-10). "A Tribute to Philip Pavia (1912-2005)". The Brooklyn Rail. Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  3. ^ Archives of American Art. "Summary of the The Club records kept by Philip Pavia, 1948-1965 | Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution". Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  4. ^ Sisaro, Ben (April 1, 2005). "Salvaged From the Scrap Heap, a Sculptor's Weighty Work Is Whole Again". New York Times. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Search | The Metropolitan Museum of Art". Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  6. ^ Sisario, Ben (April 15, 2005). "Philip Pavia, 94, an Avant-Garde Sculptor, Is Dead". New York Times. Retrieved March 18, 2017.