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Burning Box, 1989

Robert Cumming

Robert Cumming (Massachusetts) is a painter, sculptor, photographer, and printmaker best known for his photographs of conceptual drawings and constructions which reference both science and art history. He first won national recognition for his photographs exhibited in the early 1970's where constructed objects and their settings to produce elements associated with illusion, time and motion. He was also known for making mail art during a teaching position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During the 1980's he explored similar concerns in both lithography and etching and in his installation pieces.
 
Cumming studied at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston (1961-1965), and earned an MFA at the University of Illinois, Urbana (1965-1967) He represented in the permanent collections of various major art museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Denver Art Museum; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.





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