Lee Bontecou


Birthday January 15, 1931

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Providence, RI

DEATH DATE Nov 8, 2022 (91)

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American sculptor who created pieces that challenged artistic conventions. Her work consists of steel frames covered with canvas.

Before Fame

She attended the Art Students League of New York where she studied with the sculptor William Zorach.


She received a Fulbright scholarship and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award.

Family Life

Her parents raised her in Providence, Rhode Island.

Associated With

She taught at Brooklyn College, where Jimmy Smits studied.