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British artist and art theorist, born in Sheffield, who has worked with language and photography. He studied at the *Royal College of Art, 1962–5, and Yale University, 1965–7. While in America, he discovered *Minimal art, at that time little known in Britain. This raised issues not only about the form but the nature of art and Burgin was one of those artists on both sides of the Atlantic who developed *Conceptual art.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)