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ID: 500092036
 
Record Type: Person
Cage, John (American composer and printmaker, 1912-1992)

Note: Originally trained as an abstract painter, Cage abandoned the medium in favor of composition, which he studied with Henry Cowell and Arnold Schoenberg. In the 1940s, becoming interested in expanding the range of percussive instruments, he developed the "prepared piano", composing works for a piano with various objects placed between the strings. After studying Zen Buddhism, Cage began to work toward a new theory of composition, focusing on removing intention and personal taste, with attention paid to the process and the element of chance. Regarding silence on equal terms as structured sound and noise, in 1952 Cage produced 4'33", a composition in which no sound is made. Cage was a strong influence and a collaborator with many visual artists. American composer.

Names:
Cage, John (preferred,V,index,LC)
John Cage (V,display)
Cage, John Milton, Jr. (V)
Keĭdzh, Dzhon (U)
J. C. (U)
C., J. (U)
Kēji, Jon (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
composer
theorist
philosopher
writer
printmaker
lecturer
painter
sculptor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Noguchi, Isamu  
................................  (American sculptor and designer, 1904-1988) [500008602]
collaborated with ....  Tudor, David  
................................  (American musician, composer, and sound artist, 1926-1996) [500124542]
employee of ....  Goldfinger, Ernö  
....................  (British architect, 1902-1987) [500026551]
friend of ....  Bradshaw, Dove  
................  (American painter, sculptor, and stage designer, born 1949) [500334791]
influenced ....  Paik, Nam June  
....................  (South Korean sculptor, video artist, and performance artist, 1932-2006) [500118744]
influenced ....  Rauschenberg, Robert  
....................  (American painter, sculptor, and photographer, 1925-2008) [500002941]
partner of ....  Cunningham, Merce  
..................  (American dancer and choreographer, 1919-2009) [500316396]
student of ....  Schoenberg, Arnold  
..................  (Austrian composer and painter, 1874-1951) [500030015]
teacher at (person to institution) ....  Black Mountain College  
............................................................  (American liberal arts college, active 1933-1957) [500125890]
teacher of ....  Kaprow, Allan  1957-1959
..................  (American performance artist, 1927-2006) [500031037]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Cage, John (I)

Biographies:
(American composer and printmaker, 1912-1992) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(American composer, 1912-1992) ..... [Grove Art]
(American composer, printmaker, b.1912) ..... [BHA]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]
(American composer, 1912-1992) ..... [AVERY]
( sculptor, born 1912) ..... [CL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Cage, John ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
......................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
......................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
......................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 2006M8; 890164
......................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
......................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 24 November 2003
......................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50032828
......................  Witt Library, Authority files
Cage, John Milton, Jr. ........ [VP]
............................................  Kozinn, John Cage, New York Times (1992)
C., J. ........ [GRL]
..............  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50032828
J. C. ........ [GRL]
............  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50032828
John Cage ........ [CL-Courtauld, GRISC, GRL, VP]
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Keĭdzh, Dzhon ........ [GRL]
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50032828
Kēji, Jon ........ [GRL]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50032828

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, GRISC, GRL, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Babington Smith Dictionary of Contemporary artists (1981)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 24 November 2003
....................  Guide to Exhibited Artists: North American Painters (1985)
....................  International Directory of Exhibiting Artists (1982-) 1982-1983
....................  Kozinn, John Cage, New York Times (1992)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Who Was Who in America (1899-1890-) 1988-89
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1986
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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