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 local Branch.

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 Macor’s 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 voce d’Italia».

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).

1928
Aldo Macor is born in Genoa, Italy

1933
He moves to Rome

1944/1949
Attends the «Scuola del Nudo» (Nude School) in Rome

1946
Graduates from the classical studies high school with a «Maturità Classica» Degree

1947

Begins his studies of law at the University of Rome

1952

He graduates as a lawyer

1955
Arrives in Venezuela. Performs various commercial and entrepreneurial activities, always parallel to his artistic vocation tutored by Sergio Rodríguez, López Méndez and Centeno Vallenilla

1974
Sergio Rodríguez shows him the handling of sculpture

1974/1977
Attends López Méndez’s studio by invitation of the latter

1983
Attends Centeno Vallenilla’s studio

1983
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

1985/1988
He commits himself especially to small and medium size animal sculpture

1988/1997
He handles monumental sculptures and explores the religous world in the arts

1998/2002
He dedicates himself to Religious Art and Monumental Sculptures

2001
He writes Venezuela, ¡Qué vaina!Venezuela, What a Mess!»), a short stories memoirs book published by Alfadil Ediciones, Caracas

 

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, Venezuela (1984).
  • Commemorative medals in gold, silver and bronze, commissioned by the Apostolic Nunciature in the occasion of Pope John Paul II’s 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 (1991).
  • «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, Venezuela (1992).
  • «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 Church’s Main Altar in Valencia, Venezuela (1994).
  • «Surging Christ», bronze monument for Christopher Columbus Institute’s Chapel’s 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. Anthony’s 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 (1995).
  • «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 Foundation (1996).
  • «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 Mattar’s 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, Canada (1998).
  • «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.

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