Claes Oldenburg

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Claes Oldenburg
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Claes Oldenburg 2012
Born(1929-01-28)January 28, 1929
DiedJuly 18, 2022(2022-07-18) (aged 93)
NationalityAmerican
EducationLatin School of Chicago,
Art Institute of Chicago,
Yale University
Known forSculpture, Public Art
MovementPop Art, Avant-garde[1]
AwardsRolf Schock Prizes in Visual Arts (1995)

Claes Oldenburg (January 28, 1929 – July 18, 2022) was a Swiss-born American sculptor who was born in Sweden. He was best known for his public art installations typically featuring large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. Many of his works were made in collaboration with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen, who died in 2009; they had been married for 32 years. He spent most of his life in Chicago and New York City.

Oldenburg died on July 18, 2022 from problems caused by a fall in New York City, aged 93.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. James O. Young (2001). "Art and Knowledge." New York: Routledge, p. 135.
  2. Claes Oldenburg, Pop Artist Who Monumentalized the Everyday, Dies at 93