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Sculptor who was concerned with such subjects as death and rebirth, women as icons and goddesses and light and motion in her work, born in New York. In 1958 she studied archaeology and art history in Paris, then while living in New York again at the start of the 1960s began experimenting with movement and light, which led to first solo show in Paris at La Librairie Anglaise, in 1963. After living in Greece in the mid-1960s she settled in London in 1966, where she continued to work. Other shows followed in Britain and abroad, including a key one-man at Serpentine Gallery in 1976 and an individual Arts Council touring show in 1977. Later exhibited with Fischer Fine Art, with a solo exhibition, Koans, at Shirley Day Ltd, 2000. In 2005 a retrospective of works by Lijn (pronounced Lin) from 1959–79 was held at The Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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