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Tinguely, Jean

Born: 1925 AD
Died: 1991 AD
Nationality: Swiss
Categories: Artists, Sculptor

1925 – Born on May 4th in  Fribourg, Switzerland. Swiss sculptor and experimental artist, noted for his machinelike kinetic sculptures that destroyed themselves in the course of their operation.

1941-1945 – Studied painting and sculpture at the Basel School of Fine Arts, showing an early interest in movement as an artistic medium in his work.

         – Apprenticed as a decorator.

1954 – He opened his first exhibition at Galerie Arnaud in Paris.

1959 – “Méta-Matics de Jean Tinguely” exhibit at Galerie Iris Clert in Paris.

1963 – Created the large sculpture “Heureka” for the Expo 64 in Lausanne.

1971 – Married to Niki de Saint-Phalle.

1991 – Died on August 30th at the Inselspital, Bern.