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Joseph Cornell

 (1903 - 1972)
Joseph Cornell was active/lived in New York.  Joseph Cornell is known for assemblage-boxes, collage.

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Joseph Cornell

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Known as the reclusive surrealist of Utopia Parkway, Queens, Joseph Cornell did collages and box constructions in which images and objects convey an aura of mysterious innocence.  In his will, he left a foundation for making charitable grants from the sales of his art and returns on investments.

Cornell was born in Nyack, New York and attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.  He lived primarily in New York City from 1929.  A collage album made by surrealist Max Ernst inspired Cornell to make his signature boxes, something he began in the early 1930s.  He had no training for these objects that were filled with items such as thimbles, bells, sequins, theatre mementoes, and other everyday object  ...  Displaying 750 of 7283 characters.



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About  Joseph Cornell

Born:  1903 - Nyack, New York
Died:   1972 - Flushing, New York
Known for:  assemblage-boxes, collage