Julian Schnabel is an American artist and filmmaker. He had his first solo show at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. It was with his first solo show, at the Mary Boone Gallery in 1979, however, that Schnabel would truly come to be regarded as a major new force in the art world. He participated at the Venice Biennale in 1980, and by the mid-1980s had become a major figure in the Neo-expressionism movement.
He has been acclaimed at Cannes and has won a Golden Globe, as well as BAFTA, César Award, Golden Palm and two nominations for the Golden Lion and an Academy Award nomination.
Schnabel insists he is a painter first and foremost, though he is better known for his films.
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