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The Bower Artist Dina Wind

Dina Wind

Dina Wind (1938-2014) is a pioneering female metal sculptor, emigrating from Israel to the Philadelphia area in 1963. Her works are in collections throughout the US and internationally, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Large scale works can be seen in nearby locations at the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, and Grounds for Sculpture, NJ. Dina Wind used old car parts, industrial waste pieces, and other scrap metal pieces recycled into her works, giving the cast-off pieces new life in art. Her works have been described as “drawing in space”. "Homage to Smith", shown first in the slideshow below, is part of The Bower permanent collection. This piece references early abstract expressionist metal sculptor David Smith, whose works are featured at Storm King Art Center. The other works shown below are owned by and available from the Dina Wind Art Foundation, which was formed by her family to continue to support artists in the Philadelphia area. These pieces were part of a 2022 season long show at The Bower which also included workshops for children. For more information on Dina Wind and the foundation see the Video below and visit the website via the link above.

In Her Own Words

View Dina describing her road to abstract expressionism and “drawing in space” via this video created for the Dina Wind Art Foundation

bower (noun) 1. a pleasant shady place; 2. a retreat or sanctuary