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RYMAN, Robert (<i>born</i> 1930), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
RYMAN, Robert (born 1930), Painter, engraver

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1930, in Nashville (Tennessee).

Painter, engraver.

Minimal Art.

Robert Ryman arrived in New York in the 1950s after completing his military service, hoping to follow a career as a jazz musician. Self-taught, his initiation into contemporary art was due primarily to his job as a museum guard at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in New York. There he met Dan Flavin

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