Joel Shapiro
1941–

Introduction

Joel Elias Shapiro (born September 27, 1941 New York City, New York) is an American sculptor renowned for his dynamic work composed of simple rectangular shapes. The artist is classified as a Minimalist as demonstrated in his works, which were mostly defined through the materials used, without allusions to subjects outside of the works. He lives and works in New York City. He is married to the artist Ellen Phelan.

Wikidata identifier

Q461178

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Introduction

Shapiro's sculptures are often weightless and spindly, with forms held in an uneasy balance.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, painter, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500118704

Names

Joel Shapiro, G'oʼel Shapiro

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