Bruce Nauman

American (Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1941)

As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bruce Nauman studied mathematics and physics as well as art — a combination of creativity and logic that would fuel his subsequent practice. He later moved to Northern California to study art


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