William Wegman


ARTISTWilliam Wegman

DOB/PLACE: 12/2/43  Holyoke, Massachusetts

RESIDENCE:  New York & Maine

EDUCATIONBFA:Painting Massachusetts College of Art, Boston         MFA: Painting,U.of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana,1967

EMPLOYMENT: Taught at U of Wisconsin, 1968-70 and California State College, Long Beach, 1970-1

MAJOR SHOWS/GALLERIES/COMMISSIONS:  

http://www.wegmanworld.com/biography.html

MEDIA & TECHNIQUESPainting, Photography using large format Polaroid camera. (One of the first Artists invited by Polaroid to use them!) Pioneer Video Artist.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION:   His Weimaraner, Man Ray and subsequent others provide the subject matter for his portraits.  He has done video segments for Saturday Night Live & Sesame Street.  He has written children’s book and books for adults as well.       He is also a very gifted painter!

SUBJECT MATTER/THEMES/CONCEPTS DEALT WITHrealistic, but humorous & ironic photos of dogs...paintings which incorporate whimsy, abstraction & realism. 


LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY:

http://www.wegmanworld.com/about.html

http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/wegman/

http://www.speronewestwater.com/cgi-bin/iowa/articles/record.html?record=416

http://www.southbrooklyn.net/williamwegman.html

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