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Native American (Choctaw), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1959, in Phoenix.

Beadworker, painter, fashion designer, glass artist , performance artist.

Marcus Amerman is a distinguished Choctaw artist who works in a number of media and in performance (as a figure called ‘Buffalo Man’) but is best known for creating his own approach to the Native American tradition of beadworking. Amerman has a BA in Fine Art from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and also studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and the Anthropology Film Center. He lives and works north of Santa Fe. Amerman uses a highly mimetic style in his beadwork to recreate, and hence reclaim, Indian images from history, as in his beaded version of the famous D.F. Barry photograph, ...

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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 20 September 1941, in Tacoma (Washington).

Glassmaker, sculptor, installation artist.

Dale Chihuly studied at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he received a BA in 1965, the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1967, where he obtained an MS, and Rhode Island School of Design, where he obtained an MFA in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1951.

Glassmaker.

New York, 25-26 Feb 1994: Fantasy tableware (1979, multicoloured blown glass, h. 13 ins/32.1 cm) USD 1,840

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Margaret Moore Booker

Hispanic–American sculptor and printmaker. He specialized in larger-than-life, vibrantly-colored fiberglass and epoxy sculptures that celebrate humanity and reflect his Mexican–American heritage. He was also an accomplished printmaker (lithographs and etchings) and draftsman (colored-pencil drawings). As the “Godfather” of Chicano art, the artist of working-class people and mentor to numerous Hispanic artists, he played an important role in bringing Chicano sensibilities into mainstream art....

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 25 July 1957, in Carmel (California).

Glassmaker.

Having trained at the California State University in Chico and the Central Washington University, William Morris went on to learn his craft under the tutelage of the master glass blower Dale Chihuly in ...

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Native American (Tlingit), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1963, in San Francisco.

Glass artist, printmaker.

Preston Singletary established himself as a glass artist after a long apprenticeship with master glassblowers in both North America and Europe. The honorary doctorate he received in 2010 from the University of Puget Sound was a culmination of years of training, started in ...

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Mary Chou

American painter . In 1962 Snyder earned a BA in sociology from Douglass College in New Brunswick, NJ. From 1964 to 1966 she attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, where she graduated with an MFA. Snyder is well known for her highly expressive, tactile paintings filled with narrative, symbolism and politics....

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Deborah Cullen

Puerto Rican sculptor, active in the USA. Torres created plaster and fiberglass casts from life, depicting people in their communities. These include portrait busts, figurative tableaux, free-standing figures and major outdoor murals. Torres worked both independently and in collaboration with John Ahearn (b 1951...

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Julia Robinson

American composer. Young was an exponent of experimental “drone” music and an originator of Minimalism (whose diverse practitioners include Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Philip Glass). Educated at the University of California, Los Angeles (1957–8), he completed his graduate studies in composition at the University of California, Berkeley. An avid and talented jazz musician, Young performed with legendary figures Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry. In ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in Providence (Rhode Island) and Amsterdam.

Born 1951, in Boston (Massachusetts).

Sculptor, glassmaker.

Toots Zynsky, who was awarded a BFA by the Rhode Island School of Design in 1973, was among the original group of artists who founded the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle. She has used almost every glassmaking technology in her work at some time. To create the distinctive sculptural glass vessels for which she is internationally acclaimed, however, she developed a technique known as ...