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Lee Bontecou

 (born 1931)
Lee Bontecou is active/lives in New York, Rhode Island.  Lee Bontecou is known for abstraction, assemblage, sculptor.

Biography   Lee Bontecou


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One of America's most individualist artists, she is best known as pioneering the technique of shaped canvas, creating works that were a combination of painting and sculpture. Many of her wall pieces have centrally located gaping holes that are menacing and give one the impression of staring deep into the cornea of an eye or into the recesses of the earth. She seldom titles her work, letting them speak for themselves.

She was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and studied at Bradford Junior College and later at the Art Students League in New York City from 1952 to 1955 with John Hovannes and William Zorach.. At the age of twenty-six, she traveled for two years in Italy and Greece on a Fulbright Scholarship, and in 1959, she was the rec   ...  Displaying 750 of 2405 characters.

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