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Claire Falkenstein

American sculptor and painter who created large-scale abstract metallic and glass general public sculptures, like the New Gates of Heaven. She visited the College or university of California at Berkeley without primarily studying artwork, but soon found out it had been her enthusiasm. She was granted a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1978. Her dad handled a lumber mill and her mom encouraged her creative manifestation. She was friends with Peggy Guggenheim.

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