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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1966, in New York.

Sculptor, painter, installation artist. Murals.

Ricci Albenda studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, including courses in architecture, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988. His interest in architecture (as well as in graphic design and physics) figures prominently in his installation art, in which he creates environments which challenge the viewer's spatial perceptions. He uses such materials as fibreglass, wallboard, aluminium and acrylic paint. In his exhibition ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1939, in Los Angeles.

Sculptor, painter, collage artist.

Minimal Art, Finish Fetish, Light and Space.

Peter Alexander studied at the University of Pennsylvania from 1957 to 1962, the Architectural Association of London from 1960 to 1962, and the University of California ...

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Francis Summers

Pakistani conceptual artist, sculptor, painter, writer and curator, active in England. He graduated in civil engineering from the University of Karachi in 1962 and moved to London in 1964. He began working as an artist without any formal training, producing sculptures influenced by Minimalism and by his engineering experience; the four-part ...

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Iranian, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA since 1960.

Born 1939, in Tehran.

Sculptor. Architectural installations.

New Image (related to).

Siah Armajani trained as an architect while studying the philosophy of mathematics. He moved to Minnesota.

Architecture constitutes his main source of inspiration and he has brought together all his works in a ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in New York and Berlin.

Born 1949, in Columbus (Ohio).

Installation artist, sculptor, mixed media, video artist. Multimedia.

Judith Barry studied finance, architecture and art at the University of Florida, graduating in 1972. She received an MA in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology in ...

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Cecile Johnson

American installation artist, painter, printmaker and sculptor. Bartlett studied at Mills College, Oakland, CA (1960–63), and at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, CT (1964–5). The progressive approach to modern art taught at Yale and the nearby thriving art scene of New York were instrumental in her early development (...

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Painter, sculptor, mixed media, architect.

Bedel's works are metaphorical. In relief to varying degrees, he combines shiny metal with dull organic materials to create models that resemble towns, while privileging the evocation of the book form. He gives poetic expression to his pessimistic preoccupations concerning the future of humanity....

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Lewis Kachur

French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His most important contribution to the history of art was his role in the development of what became known as Cubism. In this Braque’s work is intertwined with that of his collaborator Pablo Picasso, especially from 1908 to 1912...

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Cecilia Suárez

Ecuadorean painter, graphic designer, sculptor, installation artist, architect and teacher. He studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Bogotá, Colombia. He worked for the Graham Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, and received a grant to attend the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, where he worked with ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 1941, in Sheffield.

Sculptor, assemblage artist. Multimedia, artists’ books.

Conceptual Art.

Victor Burgin attended the Royal Academy of Art in London from 1962 to 1965 and Yale School of Art and Architecture from 1965 to 1967. He taught for a number of years at the Film and Photography School of Central London Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster). After spending 13 years in the USA, he returned to London and taught at Goldsmiths College. In addition to his work as an artist, he has also published several books on the theory of art. He is acknowledged as one of the driving forces behind the British photography school founded on semiology and psychoanalysis (rather than on sociology or the history of ideas)....

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Canadian, 20th century, male.

Born 1935; died 17 September 2012.

Sculptor, draughtsman, painter, installation artist, architect.

In 1976 Charney attracted attention at the Corridart exhibition accompanying the Montreal Olympic Games. He reconstructed on their former site the façades of two architecturally and historically significant buildings that had been pointlessly destroyed by order of the city council. Charney has been described as an architectural sculptor in the same way that other artists are known as architectural painters and in fact his sculptures are, to an extent, architecture. They do not reproduce existing architecture, as is often the case with architectural painting, nor are they genuine, usable architecture - if they were they would be nothing less than architecture itself. Using simple materials, often wood, Charney's meticulously executed pieces establish a dialogue with genuine architecture, they provide a kind of complementary commentary that accentuates the space of the architectural design and often function as a kind of critical commentary based on the same notion of architectural space. His pieces, which include architectural plans, often in axonometric perspective 'bring out' the key concepts with which architecture is or should be concerned and which, according to Charney are monuments, archetypes, collective consciousness and history. Melvin Charney teaches at Montreal University school of architecture....

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Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1962, in Barcelona.

Sculptor, video installation artist, photographer, scenographer.

Colomer studied art history at Universitat Autònoma, in Barcelona, and then studied architecture at Escola Tècnica Superior in Barcelona. He lives and works in Barcelona. He produces scenography for the theatre, notably for Valère Novarina's play ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 3 August 1928, in Le Puy-en-Velay.

Sculptor (copper/brass/stone/plaster/bronze), draughtsman, watercolourist, collage artist, painter (including gouache), fresco artist, engraver. Figures. Monuments, architectural integration.

Henry Simon Comby studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, and then under Fernand Léger and Jean Deyrolle in Paris. He moved to the Var in ...

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Italian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 14 November 1949, in Morro d'Alba (province of Ancona, Marche).

Sculptor, draughtsman, painter, mixed media, potter. Figures, landscapes, architectural views.

Transavanguardia.

Enzo Cucchi is 'the third C' of the Italian Transavangardia movement, with Sandro Chia and Francesco Clemente. He spent some time at the school in Macerata working in conceptual art and also as a restorer. He lives and works in Ancona and Rome....

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Romanian, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1946.

Born 27 February 1922, in Bucharest.

Painter, lithographer, sculptor, sculptor of assemblages. Architectural views.

Horia Damian studied at the school of architecture in Bucharest for six months and after exhibiting at the official exhibition received the first prize in drawing. In ...

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Brazilian, 20th century, female.

Born 1940, in Rio de Janeiro.

Painter, sculptor, mixed media.

In 1957 and 1958 Evany Fanzeres studied history of art, drawing and architecture at the fine arts institute in Rio de Janeiro. In 1961 she spent time in Great Britain and later travelled to Germany where, in Düsseldorf, in ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 23 October 1915, in Comiso (Sicily); died 3 June 1997, in Milan.

Painter (mixed media), sculptor, architect. Local figures, nudes, portraits, scenes with figures, interiors, landscapes.

Orientalism.

Salvatore Fiume enjoyed using contemporary technical materials. Among the many different themes he tackled, the large number of Orientalist subjects suggests that he spent some time in the Near East. He also painted groups of figures with horses....

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 1941, in Prestatyn, Wales.

Sculptor, installation artist, draughtsman, engraver. Animals. Monuments.

New Image (related to), New British Sculpture.

Barry Flanagan originally studied architecture at Birmingham College of Art before working in a variety of occupations. He then studied at St Martin's in London, where his teachers included Anthony Caro. He graduated in ...

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Stephen T. Driscoll

Scottish royal centre in Perthshire, which reached its zenith in the late Pictish period (8th–9th centuries ad) and is the source of an assemblage of high quality ecclesiastical sculpture. Occupying the fertile heart of Strathearn, Forteviot has been more or less in continuous use as a ceremonial centre since the 3rd millennium ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 31 March 1911, in Madison (Wisconsin).

Sculptor, collage artist.

Marie Zoë Greene-Mercier studied at the New Bauhaus, founded in Chicago by Moholy-Nagy and Archipenko after their exile. The architectural quality of her abstract sculptures and her taste for group creations, as well as the way she incorporated her personal work in built ensembles, undoubtedly had their roots in her Bauhaus training. She also made collages, drawings and reliefs, sometimes published in multiples. She took part in a large number of group exhibitions from ...