Baziotes, William băzēō´tēz [key], 1912–64, American painter, b. Pittsburgh. Baziotes's works of the 1940s and 50s are largely abstract images, usually with brooding, primitive qualities encompassed in rich and muted colors. He taught in New York City at several schools including the Brooklyn Museum Art School and New York Univ. Representative works are Dragon (Metropolitan Mus.) and The Dwarf and Pompeii (both: Mus. of Modern Art, New York City).
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