Judith Brown (sculptor)

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Judith Brown
Born(1931-12-17)December 17, 1931
New York City, New York, United States
DiedMay 11, 1992(1992-05-11) (aged 60)
New York City, New York, United States
Known forSculpture, painting
MovementNew York Figurative Expressionism

Judith Brown (December 17, 1931 – May 11, 1992) was a dancer and a sculptor who was drawn to images of the body in motion and its effect on the cloth surrounding it. She welded crushed automobile scrap metal into energetic moving torsos, horses, and flying draperies.[1] "One of the things that made Judy stand out as an artist was her ability to work in many different mediums. Some of this was by choice, and sometimes it was by necessity. Her surroundings often dictated what medium she could work with at any given time. After all, you can't bring you're welding gear with you to Rome."[2]


Brown attended Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York (B.A., 1954), where she learned to weld from her teacher, Theodore Roszak, a pioneering abstract expressionist sculptor.



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Further reading[edit]

  • Charlotte Steifer Rubinstein American Women Sculptors, A History of Women Working in Three Dimensions (G.K. Hall & Co., Boston, MA, 1990) ISBN 0-8161-8732-0
  • Peter H. Falk; Audrey M. Lewis; Georgia Kuchen; Veronika Roessler Who was who in American art, 1564-1975 : 400 years of artists in America (Madison, CT : Sound View Press, 1999) ISBN 0-932087-55-8, ISBN 978-0-932087-55-3

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