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Robert Breer
1926–2011

Introduction

Robert Carlton Breer (September 30, 1926 – August 11, 2011) was an American experimental filmmaker, painter, and sculptor.

Wikidata identifier

Q526954

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Introduction

Son of an inventor and automotive engineer, Breer is known for experimentation with a range of film and animation techniques. Breer was drawn to film through painting in the early 1950s while living in Paris. His interest in geometric abstraction is evident in his first films, which explored the role of movement in the understanding of form and space. He also created kinetic sculptures, which he called 'floats' in two separate periods of his career.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, cinematographer, painter, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500060118

Names

Robert Breer, Robert C. Breer, Robert Carlton Breer

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