Joel Shapiro (1941 - ) was born in New York City. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from New York University. While serving in the Peace Corps in India, he decided to become an artist. His work has been exhibited at major museums and galleries in North America, Europe, Japan and Israel. In addition to the sculpture at the Federal Center, Shapiro's installations can be seen at the Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles and at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, September 1997.
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