Dennis Oppenheim

About Artist: Dennis Oppenheim (September 6, 1938 – January 21, 2011) was an American conceptual artist, performance artist, earth artist, sculptor and photographer. Oppenheim's parents were Russian immigrants and his father was Jewish.[1] Oppenheim was born in Electric City, Washington, while his father was working on the Grand Coulee Dam. Soon after, his family returned to their home in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1964, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California, and an MFA from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, in 1965.[3] He moved to New York in 1966 where he first taught art at nursery school and then high school art[citation needed] while working toward his first one-person exhibition in New York, held in 1968[4] when he was 30 years old. He lived and worked in New York City until his death from liver cancer on January 21, 2011, aged 72

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