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Claes Oldenburg

 (born 1929)
Claes Thure Oldenburg is active/lives in New York.  Claes Oldenburg is known for whimsical pop art sculpture, public installations.

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Claes 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 8578 characters.



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About  Claes Oldenburg

Born:  1929 - Stockholm, Sweden
Known for:  whimsical pop art sculpture, public installations