Aldo Macor was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1928. He went to Law school at
the University of Rome and graduated in 1953. In 1955, he landed in Venezuela
with his father who had been engaged by a European Bank to manage the
Seduced by the exotic Caribbean environment, Aldo
Macor decided to make his home in Venezuela and for the following 20 years
he worked on his own in the construction business until he had to fold
his company in 1983 as a consequence of a severe economical crisis known
in Venezuela as «black Friday».
From then on he has taken up professionally the hobby he had entertained
throughout his entire life: sculpture. In this new activity he was welcomed
by critics for the strength and energy his pieces bring forward.
Nowadays Macors sculptures and monuments can
be found both in Venezuela and outside, such as the The
Paternity in Puerto Ordaz and Raul
& Menca in Ciudad Bolívar, besides religious sculptures
in churches throughout the country.
Lately Macor has taken up writing historical articles for some Caracas
based Italian language magazines such as «Incontri» and «La
In 2002 Editorial
Alfadil published his first book in Spanish named Venezuela, ¡qué
vaina! («Venezuela, What a Mess!»), a series of
autobiographical stories based on his experiences in Venezuela and some
memoirs of his youth in Italy. Some of the sculture related stories will
be published below (Anecdotes).
Aldo Macor is born in Genoa, Italy
He moves to Rome
Attends the «Scuola del Nudo» (Nude School) in Rome
Graduates from the classical studies high school with a «Maturità
Begins his studies of law at the University of Rome
He graduates as a lawyer
Arrives in Venezuela. Performs various commercial and entrepreneurial
activities, always parallel to his artistic vocation tutored by Sergio
Rodríguez, López Méndez and Centeno Vallenilla
Sergio Rodríguez shows him the handling of sculpture
Attends López Méndezs studio by invitation of the
Attends Centeno Vallenillas studio
He definitely leaves all commercial and industrial activity to dedicate
himself fully to his artistic vocation, particularly sculpturing. From
this period are the bronze portraits of Chiossone, Petkoff, Rafael Caldera,
Indira Gandi, Juan Pablo II, Eugenio Mendoza, Gallegos, among others
He commits himself especially to small and medium size animal sculpture
He handles monumental sculptures and explores the religous world in the
He dedicates himself to Religious Art and Monumental Sculptures
He writes Venezuela, ¡Qué vaina! («Venezuela,
What a Mess!»), a short stories memoirs book published by Alfadil
Main Commissioned Works
- «Tomas Liscano», full scale marble
bust located at the Historical Academy of Caracas, Venezuela.
- «Tomas Liscano», full scale bronze
bust commissioned by President Rafael Caldera and located at the «Liscano
Plaza», Quíbor, Venezuela.
- «Pope John Paul II», full scale high-relief
bronze portrait located at the seat of the Apostolic Nunciature, Caracas,
- Commemorative medals in gold, silver and bronze,
commissioned by the Apostolic Nunciature in the occasion of Pope John
Paul IIs visit to Venezuela (1984).
- «Eugenio Mendoza», full scale bronze
bust located at the seat of the Federación de Cámaras
de Comercio (Fedecámaras), Caracas, Venezuela (1985).
- «Eugenio Mendoza», full scale bronze
statue, commissioned by the Asociación de Productores de Ajonjolí
and located near the «Bolívar Plaza» of Chaguaramas,
Edo. Portuguesa, Venezuela (1985).
- «Pulido Méndez», full scale
bronze statue, commissioned by Dr. Pablo Pulido Méndez and located
adjacent the «Bolívar Plaza» of Mérida, Venezuela.
- «Paternity», ornamental 3.5 meters
(11.5 feet) high bronze monument, commissioned by Asedaga (Asociación
de Empresarios de Ciudad Guayana) and located in front of the Corporación
Venezolana de Guayana at Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela (1985).
- «Fallen Bull», ornamental bronze 2
meter (6.56 feet) high monument, commissioned by Asedaga (Asociación
de Empresarios de Ciudad Guayana), intending to locate it at the «Pioneers
Plaza» at Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. (Unfortunately the monument
was stolen before its inauguration and it is yet to be found). (1986).
- «India Guri», full scale bronze statue,
commissioned by Asedaga (Asociación de Empresarios de Ciudad
Guayana) with the intention of placing it in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
- «Juvenal Herrera», bronze 1 meter
(3.28 feet) high portrait, ordered by the Corporación Venezolana
de Guayana (CVG) and located in front of Minerven's offices at El Callao,
- «Raúl & Menca Leoni», bronze
2 meters (6.56 feet) high monument, requested by the Corporación
Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) and located in the «Raúl &
Menca Leoni Park» at Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela (1992).
- «Surging Christ», 3,50 meters (11.5
feet) high monument, made for the San Anthony Churchs Main Altar
in Valencia, Venezuela (1994).
- «Surging Christ», bronze monument
for Christopher Columbus Institutes Chapels Main Altar at
in San Antonio de los Altos, Venezuela (1995).
- «Via Crucis», 14 high-relief panels
each measuring 55 x 70 cm (27.5" x 21.6"). One is in St. Anthonys
Church in Valencia, another in St. Ignacio de Loyola School Chapel in
Caracas and a third one is in St. Isidro Church in Valera, Venezuela
- «Mosen Sol» (Monsignor Domingo and
Sol), 1,10 x 0,95 m (3.6 x 3.1 feet) bronze bust, commissioned by the
Operarios de Cristo Order and placed at their Caracas seat (1996).
- «Monsignor Giovanni Scalabrini», founder
of the Scalabriniani Order, a 50 x 80 cm (19.6" x 31.4") bust
commissioned by the Italian Catholic Mission and placed in Our Lady
of Pompei Church in Caracas, Venezuela (1996).
- «Cesáreo Gil», full scale bronze
bust commissioned by private investors (1996).
- «John Paul II and Farid Mattar», 1,5
x 1,2 m (4.9 x 3.9 ft) bronze high relief, commissioned by the Farid
Mattar Free Planet Foundation and placed at the Caracas seat of the
- «Rizos, eterno femenino», full scale
bronze bust, privately owned (1996).
- «Muro de la Paz» (The wall of Peace),
6 ornamental 2,10 x 1,30 x 1 m (6.9 x 4.26 x 3.28 ft) bronze eagles,
placed in Farid Mattars Mansion (1997).
- «Guillermo Morón», full scale
bronze bust, privately owned (1997).
- «Beato Scalabrini», 1 x 0,60 m (3.28 x 2 ft) bronze bust
commissioned by the Rev. Feccia and placed in a public square in Windsor,
- «La Virgen de la Asunción»,
3 x 2 m (9.8 x 6.5 ft) high relief, placed on the Main Altar of St.
Isidro Church, in Valera, Venezuela.