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Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel was born in New York City in 1951, moved to Brownsville, Texas in 1965 and attended the University of Houston, Texas from 1969-1973 where he received a BFA. He had his first solo painting exhibition at the Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, in February 1979. Since then, Schnabel's paintings and sculptures have been exhibited all over the world. His work is included in private and public collections including New York's Museum of Modern Art Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, Bilbao's Guggenheim, Paris' Centre Georges Pompidou, London's Tate Gallery, Tokyo's Metropolitan Museum and The National Gallery in Washington D.C. to list a few. His work is represented by the Pace Wildenstein Gallery in New York City.

In 1996, he wrote and directed the feature film Basquiat about New York artist Jean Michel Basquiat. The film starred Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Michael Wincott, Gary Oldman, and Dennis Hopper.

Schnabel lives with his wife Olatz Lopez Garmendia (who plays Reinaldo's Mother) and his family in New York City and San Sebastian, Spain.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Julian Schnabel Facts

BirthdayOctober 26, 1951 (71)
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Julian Schnabel compared to you?
Awards2008 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for The Diving Bell And The Butterfly)

Selected Filmography

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
Before Night Falls
Lou Reed Berlin
Lou Reed's Berlin
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