Jose de Rivera

Sculptor Jose de Rivera's imprint on the RIT campus is immediately noticeable – he created the “Infinity Loop” sculpture in the main academic quad (officially titled “Construction #105”), which was installed when the Henrietta campus opened in 1968. de Rivera often incorporated the Mobius strip motif in his work -– another well-known Infinity stands on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Much of his work is on display in public spaces.

José Ruiz de Rivera, American abstract sculptor was born in 1904. He studied drawing with muralist John W. Norton and worked for the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration. He also worked as a model maker for Sikorsky Aircraft. He served in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II, and at the Training Aids Development Center.

de Rivera died at age 80 in 1984.

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