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William WEGMAN
William Wegman (b. 1943) is a contemporary artist known for his humorous portraits of his Weimaraner dogs with various costumes, poses, and props. Born in Holyoke, MA, Wegman received his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA from the University of Illinois. After moving to Long Island, CA, Wegman adopted a dog, who he named Man Ray, and began to feature him in his photographs and videotapes. After the death of Man Ray, Wegman adopted more dogs and began to use a Polaroid 20 x 24 camera for his portraits. His videos and photos have appeared in a variety of films, advertisements, books, and television programs such as �Sesame Street� and �Saturday Night Live.�

In addition to solo shows with Sonnabend Gallery in Paris and New York, Situation Gallery in London and Konrad Fisher Gallery in Dusseldorf, his work was included in such seminal exhibitions as �When Attitudes Become Form,� and �Documenta V.�. Numerous retrospectives of Wegman�s work have toured Europe, Asia and the United States at venues such as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Kunstmuseum, Lucerne; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Wegman lives in New York and Maine where he continues to paint, draw, make videos and take photographs with his dogs Flo and Topper.

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