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AV-A-7 By Ernest Trova“AV-A-7”

Corten Weathered Steel Alloy

Sharp Museum Sculpture Garden

Faner Hall

Ernest Trova

(1927- 2009)
Trova’s “AV-A-7” sculpture was made in 1977 and installed in the sculpture garden in 1980. Both of Ernest Trova’s works were gifts from an anonymous donor. The artist left evidence of his hand work in the welded seams and visible bolts.

Ernest Trova born in Clayton, Missouri. Self-trained American surrealist and pop-art painter and sculptor. He was influenced by his father who was an industrial tool designer and inventor.