Joseph Cornell
1903–1972

Introduction

Joseph Cornell (December 24, 1903 – December 29, 1972) was an American visual artist and filmmaker, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. He was largely self-taught in his artistic efforts, and improvised his own original style incorporating cast-off and discarded artifacts. He lived most of his life in relative physical isolation, caring for his mother and his disabled brother at home, but remained aware of and in contact with other contemporary artists.

Wikidata identifier

Q694774

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Introduction

Well-known assemblage artist known for his constructions made from found objects. He was a reclusive figure but maintained contact with other avant-garde artists of his time.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, assemblage artist, author, cinematographer, collagist, designer, painter, sculptor, textile artist, writer

ULAN identifier

500003169

Names

Joseph Cornell

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