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Niki de Saint Phalle

 (1930 - 2002)
Niki de Saint Phalle was active/lived in California, New York / France.  Niki de Saint Phalle is known for sculpture, assemblage and performance-women's issues.

Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle was born Catherine Marie-Agnes Fal de Saint Phalle at Neuilly-sur-Seine, and was the second of five children of Jeanne Jacqueline, nee Harper and Andre Marie de Saint Phalle, a banker.

In the early 1930s, her father lost all the family money in the stock market crash of 1929, and Niki and her elder brother were separated from their parents and sent to live with paternal grandparents in the Nievre area of France for the next three years.

In 1933, the family reunited in Greenwich, Connecticut, and spent summers in France with American maternal grandfather Donald Harper at his chateau .

In 1937 the family moved to New York City and lived there for 10 years.  Niki started school at the   ...  Displaying 750 of 49898 characters.

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About  Niki de Saint Phalle

Born:  1930 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died:   2002 - San Diego, California
Known for:  sculpture, assemblage and performance-women's issues