Schnabel, Julien

Schnabel, Julien

(1951–  ) painter, conceptual artist; born in New York City. He studied at the University of Houston (1969–73), settled in New York City, worked as a cab driver and cook, and traveled in Europe. A controversial avant-garde artist, he used a collage technique incorporating fiberglass, broken crockery, and various other objects on his mammoth canvases.
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