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 Reuben Nakian  (1897 - 1986)

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Lived/Active: New York/Connecticut      Known for: abstract female figure sculpture, allegorical drawing

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BIOGRAPHY for Reuben Nakian
1897 (College Point, New York)
1986 (Stamford, Connecticut)

New York/Connecticut

Photograph by Lois Dreyer

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abstract female figure sculpture, allegorical drawing

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Abstract Expressionist* sculptor, Reuben Nakian was born in College Point, New York.  Before 1911, he had briefly studied art before going to work for an advertising agency.  In 1915 he attended, possibly one of the only schools at the time to have students studying modernist art, the Independent School of Art in New York City.  He then went on to study at the Robert Henri School* with Homer Boss and A.S. Baylinson.  He also studied at the Art Students League*, apprent (showing 500 of 5687 characters).

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