Claes Oldenburg

#43228
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
28, 1929
Birthplace
Stockholm, Sweden
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
28, 1929 (age 89)
Birthplace
Stockholm, Sweden

About

Swedish-American pop art sculptor known for his large-scale works using everyday objects and for his public art installations.

Before Fame

He attended Yale University and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Trivia

He received the National Medal of Arts in 2000.

Family Life

He formed a relationship with sculptor Hannah Wilke in 1969, and later married Coosje van Bruggen in 1977.

Associated With

He knew Jim Dine, who was known for the performance art Happenings.