Julian Schnabel Born: 10/26/1951
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born Oct. 26, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY, Schnabel's family relocated to Brownsville, TX in 1965, and he studied at the University of Texas in Houston from 1969 to 1973. He relocated to New York after earning his BFA and participated in the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. By 1975, he was earning his first notices at the Contemporary Arts Museum. Frequent trips to Europe exposed him to the work of such unique artists as architect Antoni Gaudi and performance artist and sculptor Joseph Beuys, who helped to inform Schnabel's work and expand his artistic horizons. In 1979, Schnabel's debut solo show in New York at the Mary Boone gallery gave art critics and followers alike a first look at ...
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