Luis Camnitzer

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For the anthropologist and activist, see Luis Kemnitzer.
Luis Camnitzer
Born 1937 (age 78–79)
Lübeck, Germany
Nationality Uruguayan

Luis Camnitzer (born 1937) is a German-born Uruguayan artist and academic who resides in the United States.


Luis Camnitzer was born in Lübeck, Germany in 1937 and grew up in Montevideo, Uruguay. He moved to New York in 1964, where he and fellow artists Liliana Porter and José Guillermo Castillo founded the New York Graphic Workshop, a printmaking studio focused on the mathematical and repetitive nature of printmaking and dedicated to reviving the importance of printmaking as a contemporary art form.[1]


In 2012 Camnitzer won a United States Artists Fellow award.[2]


  1. ^ "Luis Camnitzer bio". The New York Graphic Workshop: 1964-1970. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ United States Artists Official Website