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 Claes Thure Oldenburg  (1929 - )

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: whimsical pop art sculpture, public installations

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BIOGRAPHY for Claes Oldenburg
1929 (Stockholm, Sweden)
New York

Self portrait - Claes Thure Oldenburg - Self Portrait

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whimsical pop art sculpture, public installations

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Whimsical sculpture of pop culture objects, many of them large and out-of-doors, is the signature work of Swedish-born Claes Oldenburg who became one of America's leading Pop Artists.  He was born in Stockholm, Sweden. His father was a diplomat, and during Claes' childhood moved his family from Stockholm to a variety of locations including Chicago where the father was general consul of Sweden and where Oldenburg spent most of his childhood. He attended the Latin School of Chicago, and t (showing 500 of 8578 characters).

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