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 Yves Klein  (1928 - 1962)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: mod painting, nudes

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1928 (Nice, France)
 
Death
1962

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France

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Yves Klein was born in Nice, France on April 28, 1928.  He was self-taught in art. He served in the French army while stationed in Germany.  In 1962 he married Rotraut Uecker and they had a son, Yves, who was raised by his mother after his father's untimely death in 1962.  Klein had traveled widely, living in Japan in 1952 and 1953, earning a black belt in judo.   

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