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