Dan Flavin

American (New York City, New York, 1933 - 1996, Riverhead, New York)

After a brief stint at seminary and meteorological training in the military, Dan Flavin pursued his artistic studies in the late 1950s at Columbia University and the New School. By 1961, he had abandoned his early assemblages of found objects and begun


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