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 Barnett Benedict Newman  (1905 - 1970)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: abstract expression, vertical sculpture

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BIOGRAPHY for Barnett Newman
1905 (New York City)
1970 (New York City)

New York

2001 Barnett Newman Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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abstract expression, vertical sculpture

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Barnett Newman was born on January 29, 1905 in New York City of Polish immigrant parents. He worked in his father's clothing business, which collapsed, from 1929 through 1937. He studied at the Art Students League under John Sloan, William von Schlegel and Adolph Gottlieb in the 1920s. He studied from 1922 through 1926 at Cornell University and in 1927 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from City College of New York. In 1940 he stopped painting for several years (showing 500 of 4638 characters).

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