(1903 - 1972)
Joseph Cornell was active/lived in New York. Joseph Cornell is known for assemblage-boxes, collage.
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Known as the reclusive surrealist of Utopia Parkway, Queens, Joseph
Cornell did collages and box constructions in which images and objects
convey an aura of mysterious innocence. In his will, he left a
foundation for making charitable grants from the sales of his art and
returns on investments.
Cornell was born in Nyack, New York and
attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He lived
primarily in New York City from 1929. A collage album made by
surrealist Max Ernst inspired Cornell to make his signature boxes,
something he began in the early 1930s. He had no training for
these objects that were filled with items such as thimbles, bells,
sequins, theatre mementoes, and other everyday object
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