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Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Sculpture: 20th century: 77A AA

Dennis Byng

(born Duluth, MN 1927)

Dennis Byng studied applied arts at the University of Wisconsin and began his career as a painter, using transparent glazes to experiment with color and light. He learned the technique of casting acrylic and Lucite during the 1960s, working with product engineers to laminate slices of color within transparent forms. The translucent colors in his geometric sculptures shift and change depending on the angle of view.