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John Massey

 (born 1950)
John Massey is active/lives in Ontario / Canada.  John Massey is known for installations, sculpture, films, teaching.

Biography   John Massey


John Massey, visual artist, was born 6 July 1950 in Toronto, Ontario. Since the 1980s, Massey’s installations, sculptures, and films have established him as one of Canada’s most prominent contemporary artists. In 2001, he won the Gershon Iskowitz Prize for lifetime achievement.

The son of the prominent architect, Hart Massey, and grandson of the first Canadian-born Governor General, Vincent Massey, John Massey spent his early life in Toronto before moving to Ottawa at the age of eight. The house, designed by his father in the manner of the renowned modernist architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was Massey’s first introduction to modernism, a stark, minimalist aesthetic that would become a hallmark of his work. Massey later re-inhabi   ...  Displaying 750 of 4001 characters.

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