(1897 - 1986)
Reuben Nakian was active/lived in New York, Connecticut. Reuben Nakian is known for abstract female figure sculpture, allegorical drawing.
Photograph by Lois Dreyer
Biography Reuben Nakian
Abstract Expressionist* sculptor, Reuben Nakian was born in College
Point, New York. Before 1911, he had briefly studied art before
going to work for an advertising agency. In 1915 he attended,
possibly one of the only schools at the time to have students studying
modernist art, the Independent School of Art in New York City. He
then went on to study at the Robert Henri School* with Homer Boss and
A.S. Baylinson. He also studied at the Art Students League*,
apprenticed to Paul Manship, from 1916-1920, where he met Gaston
Lachaise and became his studio assistant.
Beginning his career
as a sculptor, Nakian associated with other Abstract Expressionists,
becoming friends of Arshile Gorky and Willem DeKoo
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