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Ibram Lassaw (May 4, 1913 – December 30, 2003) was a Russian-American sculptor, known for non-objective construction in brazed metals.
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Sculptor known for his abstract metal sculptures. Lassaw was born in Alexandria, Egypt, of Russian émigré parents, he went to the U.S. in 1921 and settled in Brooklyn, New York. He became a US citizen in 1928. Lassaw disavowed representational art in the 1930s and became part of what would be called "The New York School" with his friends with Jackson Pollack and Willem de Kooning. In 1951, he had his first solo exhibition at the Samuel Kootz Gallery in Manhattan. His work can be found in the collections of such museums as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
American, Egyptian, Russian
Artist, Art Theorist, Iron Worker, Glass Painter, Jewelry Designer, Graphic Artist, Kinetic Artist, Lecturer, Painter, Sculptor
Ibram Lassaw
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  • Abstract Expressionism at The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition catalogue, Hardcover, 128 pages

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