Edward Ruscha

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Birthday
16, 1937
Birthplace
Omaha, NE
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
16, 1937 (age 80)
Birthplace
Omaha, NE

About

Multi-media pop artist known for works such as "Every Building on the Sunset Strip" and "Standard Station." He was heavily influenced by the culture and vernacular of Los Angeles and Southern California.

Before Fame

He attended the California Institute of the Arts as a student of Robert Irwin and Emerson Woelffer.

Trivia

He created 'Column With Speed Lines,' a lithograph that President Obama presented to British Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010.

Family Life

He was born to an auditor for the Hartford Insurance Company. His family was Roman Catholic, and he grew up with his sister Shelby and his brother Paul. He married Danna Knego, with whom he had two children.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Roy Lichtenstein.