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 John Latham  (1921 - 2006)

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Lived/Active: England      Known for: abstract painting, installations, conceptual-performance art

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BIOGRAPHY for John Latham
1921 (Zambia, Africa)


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abstract painting, installations, conceptual-performance art

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Spending most of his career in England, John Latham, who was born in Northern Rhodesia in the region now called Zambia, became an avant-garde painter and conceptual artists whose works included performances and installations and in many instances were highly controversial.  Central to Latham's paintings were spray guns, glass and books, which symbolized human knowledge passed through generations, and which he frequently attached to his paintings---called 'book reliefs'.  In the 1950s, (showing 500 of 2962 characters).

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