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Reinhardt, Ad for Adolph Dietrich Friedrichlocked

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 24 December 1913, in Buffalo (New York State); died 30 August 1967, in New York.

Painter, collage artist.

Post-painterly Abstraction.

American Abstract Artists (AAA). School of New York.

Ad Reinhardt finished studying art history at the University of Columbia in 1935. His teacher was Meyer Shapiro. In 1936 he embarked on a course at the National Academy of Design, New York, and American Artist’s School in New York, training under Carl Holty, who was to have a great influence on him. In 1937, during the American economic crisis, he was engaged on a governmental project that provided artists with a minimum amount of paid work. From 1945 to 1951 he attended courses at the Institute of Fine Arts at the University of New York and taught at Brooklyn College, New York, from 1947. He made trips to Europe in 1952 and 1954. He wrote a great many texts on art, including: ...

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