Artist Birthdays October 12 – AL HELD

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AL HELD (October 12, 1928 – July 27, 2005)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Abstract Expressionism
  • ARTiFact: Habitual truancy resulted in him being asked to leave school at age 16 – he spent much of his adolescence sneaking into movie theaters in Times Square.
  • Artist Quote: “One of the profound powers of the artist is that he can will, or choose, to become anything he wills or chooses.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Torquad II, 1985.

Al Held. Torquad II, 1985.

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