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Philip Guston
20th c. Modern Artist, painter, cartoonist and muralist
American, (1913–1980)
b. June 27, 1913 in Montreal, Canada; d. 1980 in St. Louis, MO
Mostly self taught, aside from a stint at Otis in California; honorary MFA from Boston Univ. 1970. Artist for Federal Art Project, 1935-41, did several New Deal murals. In the early 40's his worked bordered on surrealism; he later turned to abstraction and was a leading figure in the birth of Abstract Expressionism in the early 1950s. His later works contained more social commentary. Works in Guggenheim NY; Tate, London; Whitney, NY; NY Metropolitan.

Dunitz, R., Street Gallery... (1993); Libr. of Congr. Name Auth. File; NY TIMES, 10 JUNE 1980; RILA/BHA; Vollmer, K√ľnst.-Lex. 20. Jhr.; WW Amer. Art, 1976.

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