Tony Berlant (born 1941) is an American artist who was born in New York City. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received a BA (1961) and MA (1962) in painting and an MFA (1963) in sculpture. He has a large collection of Southwestern Native American art, especially Mimbres pottery and Navajo rugs. He lives and works in Santa Monica, California.
Berlant became known for his collages of found metal objects. More recently, he has used tin of his own manufacture, gaining controle over the color. The Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts (Stanford, California), the Long Beach Museum of Art (Long Beach, California, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Oakland Museum of California (Oakland, California), the Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach, California), the Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs, California), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Sheldon Museum of Art (Lincoln, Nebraska), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City), and the Wichita Art Museum (Wichita, Kansas) are among the public collections holding work by Tony Berlant.
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