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ID: 500074084
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500074084

 
Record Type: Person
Lye, Len (American painter, sculptor, and filmmaker, 1901-1980)

Note: Lye was born in New Zealand, but moved to Australia, Samoa, and England, where he remained from 1926-1944. He pioneered the development of "direct" filmmaking: creating motion pictures by drawing, painting, and scratching directly on film. He made 24 films using various methods, many without use of a camera. He relocated to New York in 1944 and continued filmmaking until 1958, when he began constructing kinetic sculptures.

Names:
Lye, Len (preferred,V,index,LC)
Len Lye (V,display)
Huai, Leonard Charles (V)
Lye, Leonard Charles Huia (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
New Zealand (New Zealander)
British (modern)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
filmmaker
painter
sculptor
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Christchurch (Canterbury, New Zealand) (inhabited place)
Died:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Palestine, Charlemagne  
................................  (American multimedia artist and composer, born 1945) [500093507]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Lye, Len (I)

Biographies:
(American painter, sculptor, and filmmaker, 1901-1980) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American painter, sculptor, filmmaker, 1901-1980) ..... [BHA]
(artist, 1901-1980) ..... [GRL]
( sculptor, 1901-1980) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(American film maker, 1901-1980) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Huai, Leonard Charles ........ [Grove Art, VP]
...........................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...........................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 11 August 2005
Len Lye ........ [CL-Courtauld, GRISC, VP]
................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Lye, Len ........ [BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 11 August 2005
..................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
..................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 86125655
..................  Witt Library, Authority files
Lye, Leonard Charles Huia ........ [VP]
..................................................  Horrocks, Len Lye (2001) index

Subject: ........ [BHA, CL-Courtauld, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, Grove Art, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Bogle, et al., Len Lye (1980)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n86125655
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 11 August 2005
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Horrocks, Len Lye (2001) index
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n86125655
....................  Parry, Contemporary Art (1978)
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 31 October 2006
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