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Lucas Samaras (Greek: Λουκάς Σαμαράς; September 14, 1936 – March 7, 2024) was a Greek-born American photographer, sculptor, and painter.
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Greek American artist was devoted to using new forms and materials, working across sculpture, photography, performance, and installation. He is particularly known for his photographic works made by manipulating Polaroid instant film products, assemblages, and work with mirrored environments. Samaras was born in 1936 in Kastoria, Greece, and immigrated to the US in 1948. He began studying art history at Columbia University under the art historian Meyer Schapiro in 1959.
American, Greek
Artist, Installation Artist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
Lucas Samaras
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