BIO:Suzanne Pascal was born in Miles City, Montana in 1914. Deaf until age eighteen, she was never able to attend school. Her mother, whom she credits with encouraging her in everything she did, communicated with her through drawings.
As a young girl Suzanne Pascal studied sculpture in Italy and painting in Paris. She returned to California to live and work. She is known for her sculpturing of glass with hammer and chisel. Her work can be found in many private collections and museums around the world.
In 1985 she was appointed by President Reagan to a four year term on the Commission of Fine Arts.
She began glass sculpture in 1952, but it was not until 1964 that she discovered, in an abandoned glass factory at Dunbar, Pennsylvania, and she became sufficiently hardened by weathering to stand up to carving with hammer and chisel.
Her works are represented in among others, the Los Angeles County Museum ofArt, the Petit Palais Museum, Geneva and the permanent collections of the American Embassies in London and Tokyo.