Klüver, J(ohan) Wilhelm 1927–2004

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KLÜVer, J(ohan) Wilhelm 1927–2004 (Billy Klüver)

PERSONAL: Born November 13, 1927, in Monaco; immigrated to the United States, 1954; died of melanoma January 11, 2004, in Berkeley Heights, NJ; son of Johan Wilhelm (a hotel owner) and Greta (Lundborg) Klüver; married Olga Adorno (an artist), 1965 (divorced, 1975); married Julie Breyer Martin (an editor and writer), 1983; children: (first marriage) Maja, Kristian Patrik. Education: Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, B.S., 1952; University of California—Berkeley, M.S.E.E., 1955, Ph.D., 1957.

CAREER: University of California, Berkeley, assistant professor of electrical engineering, 1957–58; Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, member of technical staff, 1958–68; Experiments in Art and Technology, New York, NY, president, beginning c. 1968. Curator; contributor to exhibitions; public speaker.

MEMBER: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Physical Society, Optical Society of America, Society for Information Display, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

AWARDS, HONORS: D.F.A., New School for Social Research, 1998; Royal Order of Vasa, Sweden, for organizing a collection of art for Moderna Museet.



(Editor, with Barbara Rose and wife, Julie Martin) Pavilion, Dutton (New York, NY), 1972.

E.A.T. Bibliography, 1965–1980, Experiments in Art and Technology (New York, NY), 1980.

(With Julie Martin) Kiki's Paris: Artists and Lovers, 1900–1930, Abrams (New York, NY), 1989.

(With Julie Martin) Robert Breer: A Painter in Paris, Marcel Fleiss Gallery (Paris, France), 1990.

Ein Tag mit Picasso: 12. August 1916, Edition Cantz (Ostfildern, Germany), 1993, translation published as A Day with Picasso: Twenty-four Photographs by Jean Cocteau, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1997.

(Editor, with Julie Martin, and coauthor of annotations) Kiki's Memoirs, translated by Klüver, Martin, and Samuel Putnam, introduction by Ernest Hemingway and Foujita, illustrated by Kiki, photographs by Man Ray, Ecco Press (Hopewell, NJ), 1996.

Contributor to magazines, including Art in America and Vanity Fair.



Art in America, October, 1990.

New York Times Book Review, June 11, 1989; November 16, 1997, Rosamond Bernier, review of A Day with Picasso: Twenty-four Photographs by Jean Cocteau, p. 5.

Publishers Weekly, October 20, 1997, review of A Day with Picasso, p. 65.

San Francisco Chronicle, November 18, 1997, Kenneth Baker, review of A Day with Picasso, p. E1.