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Serra, Richard

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00167923
Serra, Richard

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 2 November 1939, in San Francisco (California), United States.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, installation artist, performance artist, video artist.

Process Art, Minimal Art.

Richard Serra first studied literature at the University of California in Berkeley and Santa Barbara, working at a steel mill to support himself. He then gained a degree in fine arts and painting at Yale University, where he collaborated on Joseph Albers’ work, ...

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Subjects: Film and Video Art ; Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage ; Painting ; Performance Art and Dance ; Photography and Photographs ; Prints and Printmaking ; Sculpture and Carving ; Art of the United States ; 20th-Century Art

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