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Ernest Tino Trova (American, 1927–2009) was a self-taught painter and sculptor, most famous for his Falling Man series. Born in a town just outside St. Louis, Trova lived his entire life in Missouri. After high school, he worked as department store decorator; upon observing Trova’s commercial work, art collector Morton D. May bought a painting, which was later donated to the Museum of Modern Art. In the 1960s, Trova created his first Falling Man: an armless, featureless figure that he repeatedly depicted in paintings and sculptures in a variety of configurations.

Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Art Palm SpringsAdamar Fine Arts
Works from the 1980'sSPONDER GALLERY
2015
Summer SelectionsSPONDER GALLERY
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Double Flapman, 1983

Stainless steel
82 × 34 × 29 1/2 in
208.3 × 86.4 × 74.9 cm
Edition of 3
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Boca Raton
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Ernest Tino Trova (American, 1927–2009) was a self-taught painter and sculptor, most famous for his Falling Man series. Born in a town just outside St. Louis, Trova lived his entire life in Missouri. After high school, he worked as department store decorator; upon observing Trova’s commercial work, art collector Morton D. May bought a painting, which was later donated to the Museum of Modern Art. In the 1960s, Trova created his first Falling Man: an armless, featureless figure that he repeatedly depicted in paintings and sculptures in a variety of configurations.

Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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