1926 | Detroit·MI · USA
As an undergraduate art major at Stanford Breer was attacked for painting like Mondrian, instead of following the social realism of his teachers.
In 1949 he went to Paris and immersed himself in the hard-edged abstraction of neo·plasticism. There he began a series of film experiments and in 1955 made "Image Par Images", the first fine art edition flipbook.
Upon relocating to New York in 1959, Breer broadened his work to include kinetic sculpture. He developed a line technique related to the free form work of swiss painter Paul Klee and started using in his films the dynamics of drawing and line to capture the feeling of humour and motion, relying on the simple technique of pencils on 4" x 6" cards.