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 Lee Bontecou



Bontecou Lee

(b Providence, RI, 15 Jan 1931).

American sculptor and printmaker. She studied from 1952 to 1955 at the Art Students League in New York and made two prolonged visits to Rome in 1956 and 1958 on Fulbright scholarships. On her return to the USA she established her reputation with highly personal sculptural reliefs such as Untitled (1099*1309*305 mm, 1960; Buffalo, NY, Albright–Knox A.G.), which consists of a web-like arrangement of strips of canvas attached to a welded steel frame around a central oval void. One such work was included in the influential Art of Assemblage exhibition held at MOMA, New York, in 1961.




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