Claes Thure Oldenburg
Claes Thure Oldenburg is active/lives in New York. Claes Oldenburg is known for whimsical pop art sculpture, public installations.
Biography Claes Thure Oldenburg
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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 then Yale University where he studied literature and art history, graduating in 1950, the same year
Claes became an American citizen.
Returning to Chicago, he enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1952 to 1954 and also worked as a repo
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