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 Lynda Benglis  (1941 - )

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Lived/Active: New York/New Mexico/Louisiana / Greece/India      Known for: sculpture-knot shaped 'environments', fountains, graphics

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BIOGRAPHY for Lynda Benglis
1941 (Lake Charles, Louisiana)
New York/New Mexico/Louisiana / Greece/India

photo ©1986 Robert Mapplethorpe
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sculpture-knot shaped 'environments', fountains, graphics

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In the summer of 1964, Lynda Benglis, described "as a very canny young woman from Louisiana, Tulane BFA in hand", made her way to New York on a bus filled with anti-Jim Crow activists on their way home from Mississippi.

She lost her Southern accent as fast as she could and enrolled at the Brooklyn Museum Art School; within a few months, it seems, she knew almost everyone in the art world.  Her blunt manner must have been balanced by considerable charm if, as the story goes, she reall (showing 500 of 9496 characters).

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