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ID: 500001306
 
Record Type: Person
Lin, Maya Ying (American sculptor and architect, born 1959)

Note: American sculptor and architect, best known for th Vietnam Veterans' Memorial (1981-1983) on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Lin was still a student when her design was chosen from a competition of 142 entries for a memorial to commemorate those who fought and died in the War and to ease tensions the War had provoked among the American public, government leaders, and war vetreans. The memorial consists of a large, reflective granite wall, lowered into the earth to symbolize a scar, and inscribed with the names of the dead. She is also known for her Civil Rights Memorial (1989), a large granite fountain, in Montgomery, Alabama.

Names:
Lin, Maya Ying (preferred,V,index,LC,O)
Maya Ying Lin (V,display)
Lin, Maya (V)
林璎 (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
architect

Gender: female

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Athens (Athens county, Ohio, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
member of ....  Maya Lin Studio  
................  (American architectural firm, contemporary) [500236660]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Lin, Maya Ying (I)

Biographies:
(American sculptor and architect, born 1959) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(American sculptor) ..... [Grove Art]
(American architect, b.1959) ..... [BHA]
(1960?-) ..... [AVERY]
(American architect, born 1959) ..... [AVERY]

Sources and Contributors:
Lin, Maya ........ [Grove Art Preferred, VP]
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 23 October 2006
Lin, Maya Ying ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, VP Preferred]
.............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
.............................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
.............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 88247071
.............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 88247071 accessed 23 October 2006
Maya Ying Lin ........ [GRL, VP]
...........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
林璎 ........ [GRL]
......  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 88247071

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, GRL, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Art Index (1929-) v.31
....................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 23 October 2006
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 88247071 accessed 23 October 2006
....................  Ridley, Vietnam Memorial, New Art Examiner (1982)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Lin, Maya." Accessed 11/12/02
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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