Reuben Nakian

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Birthday
10, 1897
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 4, 1986 (89)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
10, 1897
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 4, 1986 (89)

About

American sculptor whose recurring themes come from Greek and Roman mythology. He sculpted Leda and the Swan and The Rape of Lucrece.

Before Fame

He studied at the Independent School of Art in New York City as well as the Robert Henri School.

Trivia

He was commissioned to create portraits of Roosevelt's cabinet in the 1930s.

Family Life

His parents raised him in College Point, New York.

Associated With

Frank O'Hara curated an exhibition of his in New York.