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Alison Saar
1956–

Introduction

Alison Saar (born February 5, 1956) is a Los Angeles, California based sculptor, mixed-media, and installation artist. Her artwork focuses on the African diaspora and black female identity and is influenced by African, Caribbean, and Latin American folk art and spirituality. Saar is well known for "transforming found objects to reflect themes of cultural and social identity, history, and religion."

Wikidata identifier

Q4727179

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Introduction

The daughter of the African-American artist Betye Saar, Allison was trained at Scripps College and the Otis Art Institute.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, installation artist, painter, photographer, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500122244

Names

Alison Saar, Allison Saar

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