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Joel Shapiro

 (born 1941)
Joel Elias Shapiro is active/lives in New York.  Joel Shapiro is known for mod sculptor, abstract drawing.

Joel Shapiro

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Born in New York City, he became a well-known modernist sculptor of blocky, geometric designs that often resemble human figures.

He earned a B.A. degree from New York University in 1964 and then served in the Peace Corps in India from 1965 to 1967. In 1969, he earned his M.A. from New York University and then focused his attention on his signature sculpture.

He was commissioned to do projects for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. and has participated in numerous exhibitions including the Whitney Biennials.

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About  Joel Shapiro

Born:  1941 - New York, New York
Known for:  mod sculptor, abstract drawing

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