13 August 2011 12:51 PM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

It has been announced via the Frameworks listserv that pioneering experimental animator Robert Breer passed away on Aug. 11. The news came with no information regarding the circumstances of his death. Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film believes Breer was born in 1926, so although we don’t know the specific date of his birth, he was either 84 or 85 years old.

(Bad Lit is also not a member of Frameworks, but had this information forwarded to us.)

According to Sheldon Renan’s An Introduction of the American Underground Film, Breer began his artistic career originally as a painter, graduating from Stanford in 1949 with a degree in that field. Upon graduation, he moved to Paris where he first began making animated collage films such as Form Phases I (1953).

Then, he moved into line animation films, including one of his most famous short works, A Man and His Dog Out for Air (1957), which »

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