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 Dan Flavin  (1933 - 1996)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: multimedia sculptor, light images

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BIOGRAPHY for Dan Flavin
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1933 (New York, New York)
 
Death
1996 (New York, New York)

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New York

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Born in New York City, Dan Flavin created sculpture from everyday, industrial fluorescent lights and fitments. With shadows cast, they become something unto themselves---patterns of light, color and line---removed from the artist.

He served in the meteorological branch of the United States Air Force and then at the National Weather Analysis Center. He participated in four sessions on painting at the Hans Hofmann School in New York in 1956, studied art history at Columbia University, and (showing 500 of 4801 characters).



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