biografía de Billy Al BENGSTON (1934)

Lugar de nacimiento: Dodge City, KS

Direcciones: Venice, CA

Profesión: Painter, ceramicist

Estudios: Calif. Coll. of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, 1955-56; Otis AI, Los Angeles, 1956; with ceramicist Peter Voulkos

Exposiciones: Chicago Biennial Paintings Exhibs., AIC, 1963 & 1972; Eighth Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil, also shown Smithsonian Inst., 1965; WMAA, Ann. Painting Exhib., 1967 & 1969; LACMA, 1968 (retro.); Kompas IV, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland, 1969. Awards: Nat. Found. Arts grant, 1967; Tamarind fel., Tamarind Lithography Workshop through Ford Found., 1968.

Obra: MoMA; AIC; WMAA; LACMA; Ft Worth Art Ctr. Mus., Tex.

Comentarios: His work reflects his interest in modern materials and surface effects. He has painted on dented aluminum sheets and has used oils, lacquers, epoxies, acrylics, and spray guns. Positions: founder, Artist Studio, Venice, Calif,1960. Co-auth, Business cards (Heavy Indust. Publ., 1968). Auth.: Late Fifties at the Ferus," Artforum (Jan. 1969); "Los Angeles Artists' Studios," Art in Am. (Nov-Dec. 1970).

Fuentes: WW73; Walter Hopps, VIII Sao Paulo Biennial Exhibition Catalog, (Pasadena Art Mus., 1965); Fidel Danieli, "Billy Al Bengston's Dentos," Artforum (May 1967); James Monte, Billy Al Bengston (exh. cat., LACMA, 1968); Baigell, Dictionary

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