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Stella Waitzkin

Born:
New York, New York 1920

Died:
New York, New York 2003

Luce Artist Biography

Stella Waitzkin was part of a movement in the 1970s that treated modern books as works of art, much like ancient scrolls and illuminated manuscripts. The artist feels that books symbolize freedom, because they allow authors to express their views and provide information for readers. But Waitzkin is interested in how the text can often be misleading. For that reason, she crafts books that are concerned with the book as a form, rather than as a text, often distorting or making the words unreadable in the piece.