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Edward Ruscha

American painter, photographer, and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Ruscha, originally from Oklahoma, studied at the Chouinard Art Institute from 1956 to 1960 in Los Angeles. He work was considered part of the Pop Art movement, and he gained prominence with his photographs of mundane subjects in Los Angeles such as gas stations and apartment buildings, as well as his paintings that featured isolated words or phrases. A major travelling retrospective of his work was organized by the San Francisco MOMA in 1982-1983. American artist.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500024159.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Edward Ruscha:

Edward Ruscha Raw, 1971 Screenprint on heavyweight wove paper
Edward Ruscha Sin, 1970 Screenprint
Edward Ruscha Stews, 1970 Screenprint on heavyweight white wove paper
Edward Ruscha Untitled (house), 1978 Lithograph printed in blue ink on wove paper
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