Nam June Paik (1932–2006), internationally recognized as the "Father of Video Art," created a large body of work including video sculptures, installations, performances, videotapes and television productions.
Born in Texas, lives and works in New York City and elsewhere. Extremely influential artist whose complex assemblages and other multimedia works reflect his intention to "act in the gap between life and art." He has also produced a number of striking lithographs.
Born August 13, 1882, in Washington, D.C. Learned the conservation of paintings from his father. Studied at the Corcoran School of Art with Edmund Clarence Messer and Richard Norris Brooke, and also with Max Weyl. Studied drawing at the Linthicum Institute under Ballenger.
Albert Laessle was the son of German immigrants who settled in Philadelphia in the 1850s. He may have come by his artistic skill from his father, who was a wood-carver by trade.
A prolific industrial designer, artist, and teacher, Viktor Schreckengost's creations have touched on nearly every aspect of American life. The Ohio native designed everything, from children's toys and pedal cars to trucks, bicycles, furniture, and ceramic dinnerware.