John Chamberlain (sculptor)  

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John Angus Chamberlain (April 16, 1927 – December 21, 2011) was an American sculptor.

Born in Rochester, Indiana, Chamberlain spent much of his youth in Chicago. After serving in the U.S Navy from 1943 to 1946, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago (1951–52) and Black Mountain College (1955–56). Best known for creating sculptures from old automobiles (or parts of) that bring the Abstract Expressionist style of painting into three dimensions at the time of his death he resided and worked on Shelter Island, New York. From the 1950s on Chamberlain had worked with crushed steel and other such materials to create his sculptures. His works have been exhibited around the world and have been included in the São Paulo Art Biennial (1961, 1994), the Venice Biennale (1964), the Whitney Biennial (1973, 1987) and Documenta, Kassel, Germany (1982) and he has had over 100 solo shows, traveling exhibitions, and retrospectives.

Chamberlain has been represented by Gagosian Gallery since 2011.

Chamberlain was represented by The Pace Gallery from 1987-2005.

Chamberlain supposedly has a work of art on the moon in the Moon Museum.




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