Born to Italian parents in Shanghai in 1933, Mark di Suvero was eight years old when political unrest in China forced his family to relocate to the United States. He received a degree in philosophy from the University of California in 1956, but decided to concentrate on art. By 1966 he had made a name for himself on the American sculpture scene. Di Suvero worked with Kenneth Tyler at Tyler Graphics in 1976, and in the same year represented the United States at the Sydney Biennale.

At Tyler Graphics di Suvero focused his attention on bold, Expressionist-style prints that reflect the structure of his abstract sculptures. The National Gallery of Australia owns one such sculpture: Ik ook, of 1972, which can be seen in the Sculpture Garden.
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