Lucas Samaras
1936–

Introduction

Lucas Samaras (Greek: Λουκάς Σαμαράς; September 14, 1936 – March 7, 2024) was a Greek-born American photographer, sculptor, and painter.

Wikidata identifier

Q663175

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Introduction

Greek American artist was devoted to using new forms and materials, working across sculpture, photography, performance, and installation. He is particularly known for his photographic works made by manipulating Polaroid instant film products, assemblages, and work with mirrored environments. Samaras was born in 1936 in Kastoria, Greece, and immigrated to the US in 1948. He began studying art history at Columbia University under the art historian Meyer Schapiro in 1959.

Country of birth

Greece

Roles

Artist, installation artist, painter, photographer, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500021682

Names

Lucas Samaras

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