Dan Flavin
1933–1996

Introduction

Dan Flavin (April 1, 1933 – November 29, 1996) was an American minimalist artist famous for creating sculptural objects and installations from commercially available fluorescent light fixtures.

Wikidata identifier

Q504395

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Introduction

After beginning his career as a watercolorist and sculptor, Flavin began to experiment with using light in his constructions. Gradually, his work became more minimalist, featuring readymade flourescent or neon lights of various colors, and their fixtures. Although seemingly impersonal pieces, they often retain a sacred quality, and Flavin would frequently dedicate his works to other artists, further humanizing them. American artist.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, art critic, author, graphic artist, installation artist, light artist, painter, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500021736

Names

Dan Flavin

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