Lee Bontecou
1931–2022

Introduction

Lee Bontecou (January 15, 1931 – November 8, 2022) was an American sculptor and printmaker and a pioneer figure in the New York art world. She kept her work consistently in a recognizable style, and received broad recognition in the 1960s. Bontecou made abstract sculptures in the 1960s and 1970s and created vacuum-formed plastic fish, plants, and flower forms in the 1970s. Rich, organic shapes and powerful energy appear in her drawings, prints, and sculptures. Her work has been shown and collected in many major museums in the United States and in Europe.

Wikidata identifier

Q276372

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Introduction

Known for her large wall-mounted works assembled from industrial materials that acted as both painting and sculpture.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, graphic artist, painter, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500024833

Names

Lee Bontecou

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