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Otto Piene

artist , educator

Otto Piene, German artist, educator. Recipient Sculpture prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1996, Leonardo Da Vinci World Award of Arts, World Cultural Council, 2003. Member Deutscher Kunstlerbund.

Background

Piene, Otto was born on April 18, 1928 in Laasphe, Westphalia, Germany. Son of Otto and Anne (Niemeyer) Piene.

Education

Student, Academy Fine Arts, Munich, Germany, 1950. Student, Academy Fine Arts, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1952. Staatsexamen in Philosophy, University Cologne, Germany, 1957.

Doctor of Fine Arts, University Maryland, Baltimore, 1995.

Career

Professor environmental art School Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972-1993, director Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974-1994.

Director emeritus Center for Advanced Visual Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology, since 1994. Director Sky Art Conference Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981, 82, 83, 86. Visiting artist, guest professor numerous universities.

Principal artist, designer numerous architectural and environmental art commissions public celebrations.

Works

  • painting

    • Pure Energy, I

    • Berlin Star

    • Sky Ballet

    • Untitled

    • Untitled

    • Olympic Rainbow

    • Sonne

Membership

Member Deutscher Kunstlerbund.

Connections

Children– Annette, Herbert, Claudia, Chloe.

father:
Otto Piene

mother:
Anne (Niemeyer) Piene

children:
Annette Piene

Herbert Piene

Claudia Piene

Chloe Piene