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John Angus Chamberlain

 (1927 - 2011)
John Angus Chamberlain was active/lived in New York, Florida.  John Chamberlain is known for crushed automobile motif sculpture.

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John Angus Chamberlain

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Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist, by Randy Kennedy, published December 21, 2011

"John Chamberlain, Who Wrested Rough Magic From Scrap Metal, Dies at 84"

John Chamberlain, who almost single handedly gave automotive metal a place in the history of sculpture, smashing and twisting together a poetic fusion of Abstract Expressionism and Pop from fenders, fins, bumpers and hoods, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 84.

His wife, Prudence Fairweather, announced his death, but declined to give a cause. He had spent his last years mostly in Shelter Island, N.Y.

In a restless career of almost half a century, Mr. Chamberlain worked with a broad range of materials, some as pliant as foam rubbe  ...  Displaying 750 of 16997 characters.



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About  John Angus Chamberlain

Born:  1927 - Rochester, Indiana
Died:   2011 - Manhattan, New York City
Known for:  crushed automobile motif sculpture