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Robert Barry
Date: American conceptual artist, born 1936
Biography: Born in New York, Barry received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Hunter College. His first solo exhibition was in 1964 at the Westerly Gallery in New York. That same year Barry was included in Eight Young Artists at the Hudson River Museum and in 1966, in the Systemic Painting exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Considered one of the founders of Conceptual art, Barry was included—along with Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, and Lawrence Weiner—in both the 1969 “January Show” organized by Seth Siegelaub and the first museum exhibition of this work, Information, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1970.