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LAFONTAINE, Marie-Jo (<i>born</i> 1945), Painter, sculptor, installation artist, video artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LAFONTAINE, Marie-Jo (born 1945), Painter, sculptor, installation artist, video artist

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Belgian, 20th century, female.

Born 1945, in Antwerp.

Painter, sculptor, installation artist, video artist. Cartoons for tapestries, multimedia.

Before entering La Cambre, the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture et des Arts Visuels, Brussels, Lafontaine studied law.

Influenced by American 'hard-edge' abstract painting, she started by painting monochromes, before moving on to sculpture. She uses textiles as well as metal to make her works. Alongside her sculptural

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