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KLEIN, Yves (1928 - 1962), Painter, performance artist, sculptor, mixed media

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KLEIN, Yves (1928 - 1962), Painter, performance artist, sculptor, mixed media

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 28 April 1928, in Nice; died 6 June 1962, in Paris.

Painter, performance artist, sculptor, mixed media.

Conceptual Art, Body Art.

Nouveaux Réalistes group.

Yves Klein was the son of the Dutch Figurative painter Frederick Klein and the Abstract painter Marie Raymond. He was a self-taught artist. In Nice in 1947 he took his first judo classes,

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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