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Brecht, George locked

  • David Cope
  •  and Andrew Raffo Dewar


(b Philadelphia, PA, Aug 27, 1926; d Cologne, Germany, Dec 5, 2008). American artist, composer, and conceptualist. Trained as a pharmacist, he had no formal schooling in the arts. In the early 1950s, he began to paint and, influenced by Dada and Eastern philosophy, developed (independently of John Cage) a number of indeterminate methods in reaction to the abstract expressionists; these years are chronicled in his book ...

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