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Liliane Lijn

Born 1939, New York.

Liliane Lijn studied Archaeology at the Sorbonne and History of Art at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Her early drawing based practice developed into an interest in sculptural forms that embrace light and motion, philosophy and science. Her first solo show was held in Paris in 1963 and she moved between Paris, New York and Greece before settling in London in 1966.

She had a solo show at the Serpentine Gallery in 1976 and was the subject of an Arts Council touring exhibition in 1977. Numerous public commissions include Bebington Civic Centre, 1971, Milton Keynes Shopping Arcade, 1979, Birchwood Science Park Warrington, 1982, and Norwich Central Library, 1982. A new public commission by Liliane has also just been unveiled in Campbell Park in Central Milton Keynes. The work called Light Pyramid was commissioned by MK gallery in collaboration with The Parks Trust and it will serve as a unique beacon for Milton Keynes. For more information about Light Pyramid visit the MK Gallery website

A major exhibition that offered a critical assessment of Liliane Lijn's earlier work was held at the Mead Gallery in January 2005.

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