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Lezley Saar

 (born 1953)
Lezley Saar is active/lives in New York, California.  Lezley Saar is known for mix media abstract portrait-narrative about race, gender, beauty.

Biography   Lezley Saar


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.

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Things Fall Apart: Kanuri Woman (African Series) and Things Fall Apart: Young Woman from Mali (2)
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Things Fall Apart: Young Woman From Mali AND Things Fall Apart: Man with Nkrumah Haircut (African Series)
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