Lin, Maya (Ying)(1960– ) landscape architect, sculptor; born in Athens, Ohio. At age 21, and a graduate student at Yale's School of Architecture, she was the center of a major controversy when her design for a memorial to those who died in Vietnam was chosen to be erected in Washington, D.C. In 1990 her memorial to the civil rights movement was dedicated in Montgomery, Ala.
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Trained as an artist and an architect, she is best known for her large, minimalist sculptures and monuments. At the age of 21 and still a student, Lin created the winning design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
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