Benjamin Patterson

artist name
Benjamin Patterson (Pittsburgh, May 29, 1934 – Wiesbaden, Juni 25, 2016) was an American artist. He lived and worked in Wiesbaden (Germany). The artistic work of BENJAMIN PATTERSON, who was co-organizer of the Wiesbaden Fluxus Festival and initial member of FLUXUS, combines music, composition, performance, objects, found materials, autobiographic and socio-political issues in unique way.

About Benjamin Patterson

An performance artist who is considered one of the founders of the Fluxus movement. He was also a trained double bassist, performing at times with orchestras. He upended notions of composition with his Fluxus-era pieces. In the 1970s he ceased producing artwork and became a reference librarian. He returned to artmaking in the mid-1980s.

Benjamin Patterson as an artist

Artist, Composer, Performance artist, Sculptor, Conceptual artist, Musician