(1919 - 2015)
Leo Rabkin was active/lived in New York, Ohio. Leo Rabkin is known for modernist funk style imagery, sculpture, teaching.
Biography Leo Rabkin
Born in Cincinnati, Leo Rabkin attended the University of Cincinnati and, after serving in the U.S. Army, moved to New York City in 1945. Rabkin turned his attention to art and began to study with William Baziotes and Hale Woodruff. At the same time, he worked as a teacher and guidance counselor in the City. With his wife, Dorothea, Rabkin, he is a well-known collector and has amassed a substantial amountof American folk art, now in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum. It includes Shaker objects and furniture, Native American pottery, and nineteenth-century whirligigs.
In the 1950s, Rabkin created paintings with sculptural elements—patches, piercings, and stitching—that investigated three-dimensiona
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