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Joe Brainard

 (1942 - 1994)
Joe Brainard was active/lived in New York, Vermont, Arkansas.  Joe Brainard is known for modernist real-grids, graphics, collage.

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Joe Brainard


Joe Brainard was born in Salem, Arkansas, in 1942, but shortly thereafter his family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he grew up. From an early age Joe showed artistic talent, winning virtually every art contest he entered. He even designed his mother's dresses.

Artistic talent seemed to run in the family. His paternal grandfather wrote poetry, his father drew and painted (until the obligation of supporting a family turned that into a fading dream), and two of Joe's three siblings became artists, aided by private art lessons.

For Joe, art was a calling, but it was also a way that he, a gentle, skinny, un-athletic stutterer, could deal with the world outside his home; the world of public school in a working-class neighborhood.Displaying 750 of 7279 characters.



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About  Joe Brainard

Born:  1942 - Salem, Arkansas
Died:   1994
Known for:  modernist real-grids, graphics, collage