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 Bill Viola  (1951 - )

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: sculptor-video installation

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1951 (New York City)
 
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California

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Raised in Queen's New York, Bill Viola became known for his video installations.  In recognition of his skills in 2007, he received the French Order of Arts and Letters as a commandeur, the highest of those awards.

As a young man, Viola played in a rock band and attended Syracuse University where his mentor became Jack Nelson.  Viola turned to Eastern religions and became fascinated by electronic music, circuitry and analogue-wave theory.  He has traveled the world (showing 500 of 1124 characters).



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