Ana Mendieta

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Birthday
18, 1948
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Sep 8, 1985 (36)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1948
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Sep 8, 1985 (36)

About

Cuban-American multimedia and performance artist best known for her "Silueta Series" and her "earth-body" art. One of her most famous works was "Untitled (Facial Hair Transplants" from 1972.

Before Fame

She earned her B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. She was taught by the famed Hans Breder.

Trivia

She received the 1983 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome.

Family Life

She married sculptor Carl Andre eight months before her death in 1985.

Associated With

She was born to politically prominent Cuban parents who sent her and her sister to America to escape Fidel Castro's regime.