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KRUGER, Barbara (<i>born</i> 1945), Installation artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KRUGER, Barbara (born 1945), Installation artist

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 26 January 1945, in Newark (New Jersey).

Installation artist.

Neo-conceptual art, appropriation art (simulationism), identity art.

Kruger studied with the photographer Diane Arbus and began her career working for Mademoiselle magazine as head designer. Her earliest works from 1969 included large woven wall hangings, a nod to the feminist recuperation of craft during this time. By 1979 she abandoned both her early wall

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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