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LYE, Len (1901 - 1980), Sculptor, filmmaker

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LYE, Len (1901 - 1980), Sculptor, filmmaker

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New Zealander, 20th century, male.

Active from 1944 in the USA.

Born 1901, in Christchurch; died 1980, in New York.

Sculptor, filmmaker.

Kinetic Art.

7&5 Society, English Surrealist Group.

Len Lye travelled to Samoa in 1923, to study the aesthetic use of movement in Oceanian and Pacific art. He settled in London in 1926, and made his first films (animated cartoons) in 1928 -

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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