THE HISTORY OF ARTISTS AND ART PRODUCTION OF LOWER MANHATTAN

Created by DANIELLE FICHERA OCTOBER 12TH, 2011

John Cage

(Art Person)

by Danielle Fichera, at Nov. 28, 2012, 8:38 p.m..

Name: John Cage

Biography: John Cage (1912-1992) was a seminal composer of the late 20th Century and also made visual art, wrote literature and philosophy, and collaborated on theater and modern dance pieces. Cage was born in Los Angeles on September 5th, 1912. In the 1940s he met the artist Max Ernst at the Chicago Arts Club. He invited him to New York. Cage and his wife Xenia Andreevana Kashevaroff left Chicago for New York City. In New York Cage and Xenia stayed the Hale House with the heiress and socialite Peggy Guggenheim (Pearlman 39). Guggenheim was Cage’s lover, artists and friend. Their house was full of visitors, which included Andre Breton, Piet Mondrian, Gypsy Rose Lee, Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp (Pearlman 39). In New York, Cage studied under Japanese scholar D.T. Suzuki at Columbia University. After Cage studied with Suzuki, he was inspired to teach a course in experimental composition at the New School for Social Research.

Biography CItation #1: Pearlman, Ellen. Nothing . Berkeley: Evolver Editions, 2012. Print.

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Image Citation #1: "John Cage & Merce Cunningham" Pearlman, Ellen. Nothing . Berkeley: Evolver Editions, 2012. Print.

Image Citation #2: John Cage, composing Sonatas & Interludes, 1947, Photographer: Unknown, Courtesy of the John Cage Trust.

Image Citation #3: Reunion, 1968, Performance Marcel Duchamp and John Cage, chess game on sounding board, Photo: Shigeko Kubota.

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