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William Wegman was born in 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He received a B.F.A. in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston in 1965 and an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana in 1967. By the early 70s, Wegman’s work was being exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. While he living in Long Beach in the 1970s, Wegman got his dog, a Weimaraner who he named Man Ray, and began a long and fruitful collaboration with Weimaraner dogs. 


Numerous retrospectives of Wegman’s work have toured Europe, Asia and the United States including: the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Kunstmuseum, Lucerne; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Bowdoin Museum of Art; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. William Wegman lives in New York and Maine where he continues to paint, draw, make videos and take photographs with his dog Flo.


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