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French, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA from 1967.

Born 1934, in Oran, Algeria; died 1983.

Draughtsman, mixed media, performance artist. Artists' books.

Conceptual Art.

In 1967, Guy de Cointet left for the USA, where he worked as an assistant to Larry Bell in New York, before moving to Los Angeles. His work and his philosophy, derived from Structuralism, are connected to word-making signs, in experiments in books evolving towards images. The inventor of a new language, Guy de Cointet's artistic books and graphic works are close to concrete poetry: ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 23 February 1921, in Zambesi River, near Victoria Falls, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe); died 1 January 2006.

Painter, assemblage artist, environmental artist, performance artist.

Conceptual Art.

John Latham trained at Chelsea School of Art in London from 1946 to 1950. His aesthetic approach considers painting as an instantaneous experience, indissociable from our perception of the real world - hence his interest in the industrial landscape. His works incorporate real objects, notably books, as seen in his celebrated ...

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Kristine Stiles

British painter, sculptor, conceptual artist, performance artist, video and film maker, of Rhodesian birth. He studied at the Chelsea School of Art, London, from 1946 to 1950. His concern from 1954 was not with the production of art objects as an end in itself but with various processes and consequently with the recording in three dimensions of sequences of events and of patterns of knowledge. In ...

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Michele Fricke

American conceptual and installation artist, active also in South Africa. Lou studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, where her interest in working with beads was not well received by her professors or peers. She withdrew from the school in 1990 and moved to Los Angeles where she began making her iconic work ...

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South African, 20th–21st century, female.

Born 1941, in Lichfield (England).

Printmaking, installation, photography, and video art.

Sue Williamson immigrated to South Africa in 1948. She studied at the Art Students League in New York (1963–1965) and obtained an advanced diploma in fine art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, in ...

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South African, 20th century, male.

Active in New York.

Born 1940, in Durban.

Installation artist, mixed media.

Conceptual Art.

1969, Seattle Art Museum

1970, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1989, Conceptual Art: A Perspective (L'Art conceptuel, une perspective), Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris...