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George Maciunas

 (1931 - 1978)
George Maciunas was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts / Lithuania.  George Maciunas is known for avant-gard visual art-fluxus, happenings.

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George Maciunas was born 8 November 1931 in Kaunas, Lithuania, and died 9 May 1978 in Boston, Massachusetts.  He was a founding member of Fluxus*, an international community of artists, architects, composers, and designers. He is most famous for organizing and performing early happenings and for assembling a series of highly influential artists' multiples.

After fleeing Lithuania to avoid being arrested by the advancing Russian Army in 1944, and living briefly in Bad Nauheim, Frankfurt, Germany, he and his family emigrated to the USA in 1948, living in a middle class area of Long Island, New York.

After arriving in the USA, George initially studied graphic design at Cooper Union*, moving to architecture at the Carnegie In   ...  Displaying 750 of 7669 characters.

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