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Holt, Nancy

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B2286948
Holt, Nancy

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 5 April 1938, in Worcester, Massachusetts; died 8 February 2014, in New York.

Sculptor, installation artist, filmmaker, photographer. Land Art, Environmental Art, Public Art, Post-Minimalism.

Nancy Holt received a BA in Biology from Tufts University in 1960 and then briefly travelled through Europe, before moving to New York City. There, she met influential Minimalist and Post-Minimalist artists, many of whom would become collaborators, including: Carl Andre, Dan Graham, Eva Hesse, Joan Jonas, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, and Richard Serra. Holt’s early artistic output was primarily photography, video, and Concrete poetry, mediums in which she continued to work throughout her career....

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Subjects: Architecture ; History of Art ; Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage ; Photography and Photographs ; Public Art, Land Art, and Environmental Art ; Sculpture and Carving ; Contemporary Art ; 20th-Century Art ; Art of the United States

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