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German, 20th century, male.

Born 1926, in Heidelberg; died 1998.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver.

Minimal Art.

Gerhard Wittner studied under Wilhelm Heise and Albert Kurkart at the Städel institute in Frankfurt am Main and under Xaver Fuhr at the fine arts academy in Munich. He lived and worked in Frankfurt. In ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1942, in New York.

Sculptor.

Minimal Art.

Sanford Wurmfeld lives in New York. His polychrome sculptures are made up of simple volumes, so-called primary structures, which refer to nothing more than the space they take up, in order to give of it a clear sensation, free from any association with other ideas or other data. The colours set in flat tint have no purpose other than spatial, providing a sense of the different planes, either highlighting them in the sculptures, or disrupting them to suggest other sensorial possibilities. His work usually goes on show in New York, as well as in events dedicated to the Minimal Art of which he is an exponent....

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Chinese, 20th century, male.

Born 1935, in Shanghai.

Painter, sculptor.

Minimal Art.

After studying in Taipei, in the studio of the painter Li Chun-sen, Xiao lived in Milan and then in New York, where he made his home. In 1957 he was the co-founder of the first Chinese group of abstract artists, ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 2 January 1940, in Pittsburgh.

Painter.

Minimal Art, Op Art.

Peter Young lives and works in New York. His Minimalist paintings are characterised by their extreme economy, with a reduced colour palette, plain grounds and painted motifs consisting of symmetrical dots or rigorous compositions of lines. His canvases exploit the optical phenomena arising from the use of precise sequential schemes, for example: hundreds of juxtaposed dots, apparently identical, but featuring slight, repeated variations in tone, size or brilliance which are carefully calculated to make visible a series of 'ensembles' - generally circles suggesting interlocking spheres; alternatively, straight lines may be criss-crossed to create a curve or parabola.Young has held a number of solo exhibitions, for example in Los Angeles, Kassel and at the Cologne art fair in ...

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Canadian First Nations, 20th–21st century, male.

Active in California.

Born 1931, in Toronto, to parents of Native American Mohawk and Sicilian origin. Died 2007.

Sculptor, painter, lithographer.

Minimalism, Light and Space.

Norman Zammitt grew up on the Caugnawaga Reservation near Montreal. He moved with his family to Buffalo, New York, before settling in California in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1936, in Des Moines (Iowa).

Painter.

Post-painterly Abstraction, Minimal Art.

Larry Zox studied at the University of Oklahoma and Drake University and with George Groszj and Louis Bouche at the Des Moines Art Center.

He exhibited widely in the USA ...