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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 19 February 1946, in Washington DC.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, photographer, video artist, glassmaker, decorative designer. Theatre design.

AfriCobra Group.

Akili Ron Anderson attended the Corcoran School of Art and Howard University in Washington DC where he lives and works. He is a member of AfriCobra (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) founded in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 6 November 1932, in Emporia (Kansas).

Assemblage artist, painter, furniture designer.

Wendell Castle studied at the University of Kansas, receiving a BFA in sculpture in 1958 and an MFA in industrial design in 1961. He has taught at the University of Kansas (...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Quakertown (Pennsylvania).

Born 25 June 1944, in Iowa City.

Woodturner.

David Ellsworth has both a Bachelor's and a Master's degrees in Fine Arts, specialising in sculpture, from the University of Colorado (1970-1973). Before turning to the fine arts, he studied architecture and was a folksinger and guitarist....

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Michael Spens and Carla Tilghman

American architect, exhibition designer, furniture and jewlery designer, and teacher. He qualified at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1954 and attended the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, in 1956–7. After working in various architectural practices, from 1962 he practised independently in Venice, Los Angeles establishing the firm of Frank O. Gehry and Associates, Inc of which he remains the Design Principal. His early work focused on the potential of small-scale works to provide a succinct metaphorical statement, as with various exhibition designs for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and his designs for the Joseph Magnin Stores at Costa Mesa and San Jose (both ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1955, in Kenosha (Wisconsin).

Installation artist. Furniture.

Jim Isermann lives and works in Palm Springs, California. In his furniture pieces and wall coverings he attempts to broach the middle ground between high art and design. In 1950s America, industrial designers sought to imbue utilitarian objects with utopian ideals borrowed from the visual arts. In turn, artists with Pop, Op Art or Minimalist agendas looked to domestic products for inspiration, recognising their role as mass-produced icons of a new found capitalist optimism. This dialogue between ornamentation, materiality and iconography provides the basis for Isermann's work. In ...

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Anne Blecksmith

American furniture manufacturer and retailer. Knoll International was established in 1938 in New York City by Hans Knoll (1914–55). Knoll was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and his father, Walter Knoll, was a recognized furniture manufacturer who produced modern designs by architects such as Franz Schuster (...

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Deborah Cullen

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was founded in 1929 by patrons Lillie P(lummer) Bliss, Cornelius J. Sullivan and Rockefeller family, §1 to establish an institution devoted to modern art. Over the next ten years the Museum moved three times and in 1939 settled in the Early Modern style building (...

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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 6 September 1965, in Escondido (California).

Painter, decorative designer, installation artist.

Andrea Zittel studied at San Diego State University, obtaining a bachelor of fine arts in painting and sculpture in 1988, and at Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a master's degree in sculpture in ...