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Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell, (December 24, 1903, - December 29, 1972). Born in Nyack, New York. American sculptor, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. influenced by the Surrealists. He was also an avant garde and experimental filmmaker who lived New York City for most of his life in a frame house on Utopia Parkway in Queens, New York, with his mother and his crippled brother, Robert.