Christo Javacheff (Bulgarian) and Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat (French) were both born on June 13, 1935 and he wanted to become an artist ever since he was six. He studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia and Fine Arts Academy in Vienna, and early influences on his artistic executions, involving extensive production technique and creating real materials in real spaces, are Russian artists Vladimir Tatlin, and El Lissitszy (Fineberg 13). Jeanne- Claude (1935- 2009) studied philosophy in University of Tunis and she says she became an artist because she married to one (The Gates). They permanently moved to NYC in 1964, some of their well-recognized works in USA are Valley Curtain in Colorado, Running Fence in California, Surrounded Islands in Florida, and The Umbrellas in California, th...
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