Valie Export

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Birthday
17, 1940
Birthplace
Austria
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
Austria

About

Multimedia artist whose best known works included socio-politically themed installations and performance-art pieces.

Before Fame

She attended art school in Vienna during her teenage years and also worked on several films.

Trivia

She was born Waltraud Lehner and changed her name to VALIE EXPORT (in capital letters) in 1967, naming herself after a cigarette brand.

Family Life

She was a wife and mother whose artistic experiments during the 1960s delved into the complex topic of Austrian feminism.

Associated With

She and fellow artist Gustav Klimt were born in Austria.