Lezley Saar (b. April 13, 1953) is a mixed-media artist and painter. Her artwork deals with themes of identity, race, gender, beauty, normalcy, and sanity. She has exhibited internationally, and nationally, and her work is included in museum collections such as The Kemper Museum, CAAM, The Ackland Art Museum, and MOCA.
Lezley Irene Saar was born in Los Angeles to artist parents. Her mother Betye Saar (née Brown), is an African-American assemblage artist and her father Richard Saar, was a ceramist and art restorer. She has two sisters, Alison and Tracye. When Saar was 18, she moved to Paris to attend the L'Institut Francais de Photographie.
While attending San Francisco State University, she worked
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