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James Welling (born 1951 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American artist, photographer and educator living in New York City. He attended Carnegie-Mellon University where he studied drawing with Gandy Brodie and at the University of Pittsburgh where he took modern dance classes. Welling transferred to the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California in 1971 and received a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in the School of Art. At Cal Arts, he studied with John Baldessari, Wolfgang Stoerchle and Jack Goldstein.
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Abstract photographer whose work addresses the conceptual boundaries of photography as a medium. His abstract work is comprised of various media, such as photograms, traditional silver gelatin prints, Polaroids, and digital prints.
Artist, Abstract Artist, Multimedia Artist, Painter, Photographer, Video Artist
James Welling
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