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Ed Joseph (Edward) Ruscha

 (born 1937)
Ed Joseph (Edward) Ruscha is active/lives in California, Nebraska.  Ed Ruscha is known for pop-word modeling illusions.

Biography   Ed Joseph (Edward) Ruscha

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Edward Ruscha was born on December 16, 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska.  He was brought up in Oklahoma.  In 1956 Ruscha drove west from Oklahoma City with songwriter Mason Williams.  At the time he was doing monosyllable word paintings, as well as the paintings of gas stations, sunsets and the Hollywood sign.  He studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles under Richard Rubin from 1956 through 1960.  He served in the United States Navy in Los Angeles at about the same time.

He married Danna Knego, and in 1968 their only son, Edward Joseph Ruscha V, was born.  They called him Frenchy.  In 1977, Ruscha and Danna were divorced, but ten years later they remarried. They live in a low-slun   ...  Displaying 750 of 9029 characters.

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