Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin Setting & Symbolism

Lawrence Weschler
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Los Angeles

Artist Robert Irwin spent the majority of his life in Los Angeles and enrolled in his first art school there. Irwin attributed much of his success as an artist to the laid back atmosphere of southern California.

Baldwin Hills

Baldwin Hills was the working-class section of Los Angeles where Robert Irwin grew up.

Dorsey High School

Robert Irwin attended Dorsey High School, which left him with many fond memories throughout his life.

Europe

After his dissatisfaction with art school, Irwin spent many solo years in Europe finally discovering what art and the perception of art meant to him.

Otis Art Institute

Immediately following his stint in the Army in Europe, Irwin enrolled in the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles.

Jepson and Chouinard Art Institutes

Irwin attended the Jepson Art Institute and the Chouinard Art Institute, both in Los Angeles. Irwin was disenchanted with both schools...

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