George Maciunas

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Birthday
8, 1931
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
May 9, 1978 (46)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 1931
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
May 9, 1978 (46)

About

Lithuanian-born American artist who was a founder of Fluxus, an international community of artists, architects, composers, and designers.

Before Fame

He fled Lithuania in 1944 to avoid capture by the advancing Russian Army.

Trivia

He was a prominent organizer of Happenings, a performance art movement.

Family Life

He was born to Lithuanian architect Alexander M. Maciunas and Russian-born dancer Leokadija. He married Billie Hutching, a poet, just three months before his death.

Associated With

His "USA Surpasses all the Genocide Records!" was admired by John Lennon.