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William Baziotes

William Baziotes (1912-1963) was an American painter associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement and is known for depicting Surrealist-inspired, biomorphic imagery. Born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, he studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City.

The Surrealists fundamentals of fantasy, automatism, and mystery are significant elements in is work, illustrated in his piece The Flesh Eaters (1952). His work is currently in numerous permanent collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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