Larry Bell


Larry Bell (born 1939) is an American contemporary artist and sculptor. He is best known for his glass boxes and large-scaled illusionistic sculptures. He is a grant recipient from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and his artworks are found in the collections of many major cultural institutions. He lives and works in Taos, New Mexico, and maintains a studio in Venice, California.

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Larry Bell attended the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles from 1957 to 1959, but discovered his affinity for glass art while working in a frame shop. He experimented with glass scraps and studied the reflection and transmittal of light through glass. He created shadow boxes and sculptures that would become known as glass "Cubes." Bell uses commercial plating processes to create tinted and reflective glass and continues to be consistent in his construction of geometric glass sculptures and installations.

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United States


Artist, assemblage artist, environmental artist, glass artist, painter, sculptor

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Larry Bell, Larry Stuart Bell

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