Ursula von Rydingsvard (1942 -) is a Polish-American abstract sculptor. Born in a German refugee camp, she emigrated to Connecticut with her family in 1950, and later studied art at Columbia University. Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. There, she developed her distinctive style: folded, organic forms constructed from sawn and chiseled cedar beams, sometimes painted or blackened with graphite. Her sculptures are frequently monumental in scale and exhibited outdoors.
Today, von Rydingsvard is on the art faculty at the School of Visual Arts. The School of Visual Arts ( SVA) is an Art school in Manhattan New York City and is one of the nation's leading independent Colleges of art and Her work has been exhibited widely, and is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Storm King Art Center, the University of Massachusetts public art collection, and other galleries. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known as Museum Mile in New York City, The Storm King Art Center in Mountainville New York[http //www The University of Massachusetts (officially nicknamed UMass) is the five-campus public university system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.