R.I.P. Richard Artschwager
American artist Richard Artschwager has died at age 89. David Nolan Gallery, who showed his work in New York, has confirmed his death.
An extremely versatile painter and sculptor, Artschwager was associated over the course of his career with Pop, Optical, Minimalist, and Conceptual Art.
Born in Washington D.C., Richard Artschwager grew up in New Mexico and studied chemistry and mathematics at Cornell University. Wounded while fighting in World War II, Artschwager worked as an administrator in Frankfort and met his wife Elfriede Wejmelka on a mission to Vienna. They returned to New York together, where she encouraged him to pursue his interest in art.
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