Claes Oldenburg (born January 28, 1929) is an American sculptor who was born in Sweden. He is best known for his public art installations typically featuring large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. Many of his works were made in collaboration with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen, who died in 2009; they had been married for 32 years. Oldenburg lives and works in New York.
|Education||Latin School of Chicago,|
Art Institute of Chicago,
|Known for||Sculpture, Public Art|
|Movement||Pop Art, Avant-garde|
|Awards||Rolf Schock Prizes in Visual Arts (1995)|
- James O. Young (2001). "Art and Knowledge." New York: Routledge, p. 135.