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Baranik, Rudolf

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 1998 AD

1920 – Born in Lithuania.

1938 – Immigrated to the United States.

1942 – He joined the army and worked in the De-Nazification Section.

1945 – He studied at the Chicago Art Institute and the Art Students League, New York, and married May Stevens, an arts activist.

1949-1950 – He studied in Paris with Fernand Læger.

1960-1990 – A painter, political abstractionist and self-styled practitioner of "socialist formalism," he led virtually every progressive political movement within the New York art world.

1998 – Died this year.