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 Bridget Riley  (1931 - )

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Lived/Active: New York / United Kingdom      Known for: op-art, non-objective

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BIOGRAPHY for Bridget Riley
1931 (London, England)
New York / United Kingdom

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op-art, non-objective

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An artist who came to prominence in the early 1960s with paintings in black and white, Bridget Riley has become known as the creator of Op Art, colorful works that dazzle the eye with busy, undulating designs.  But others, not she, gave that descriptive name to her work, and New York merchandisers began copying her style and ideas, making her feel like she had been ripped-off, especially by the fashion tradespeople.  In the 1960s, she sued for breach of copyright but failed because cop (showing 500 of 3789 characters).

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