American art collection that opened in 1987. In 2015 the collection contained approximately 17,000 objects, specializing in modern and contemporary art (with particular strength in Surrealism, School of Paris, Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and Minimalism), antiquities, Byzantine art, and the art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. While the vast majority of works in the museum come from the collection of its late founders, John and Dominique ...
Eric M. Wolf
Russian, 20th century, male.
Active in Britain from around 1938.
Born 15 April 1915, in Tsarkoe Selo; died 7 January 2007, in Margate (Kent).
Painter, theatre designer, graphic designer, writer.
English Surrealist Group, Independent Group.
Toni del Renzio's family moved to Italy during the 1917...
American painter and photographer. While still at school in Oklahoma City, he developed an interest in Surrealism. Moving to Los Angeles in 1956, Ruscha came to prominence there in the late 1950s when he began making small collages similar to those of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. Soon he began to refine his collages, isolating and recombining words and images in increasingly subtle and unique ways. Because he drew upon sources from the real world and embraced the vulgar techniques and imagery of commercial culture, his work is associated with ...
Estonian, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active in France.
Rein Tammik graduated from the art school at Tartu University in 1974. In 1969, he had become a member of the Visarid, a group of young art students organised around Kaljo Põllu, the resident artist and chief intellectual and ideologist of the art studio. Under Põllu’s leadership, the Visarid translated and distributed texts on contemporary art from Western art books and journals. Tammik also worked as a stage designer and artistic director at a theatre in the town of Rakvere until his graduation....