This Day in Jewish History / Beat artist Wallace Berman dies
The 'father of assemblage art' was a seminal figure in postwar California culture.
On February 18, 1976 the Beat visual artist Wallace Berman died, 50 years to the day after he was born, on February 18, 1926. Berman had a small but loyal coterie of friends and collaborators during his lifetime, and recognition for both his work and his personal style has grown steadily since his death.
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