Ed Ruscha is a pop artist whose work includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, artist’s books, and films, and is in the collections of major national and international museums. Born in Omaha, Neb., and raised in Oklahoma, Ruscha moved to Los Angeles in 1956, where he attended Chouinard Art Institute, from which he graduated in 1960. Ruscha’s early paintings attracted notice as part of the pop art movement of the 1960s. His art also has antecedents in dada, surrealism, and abstract expressionism, and would be central to conceptual art. Ruscha lives and works in Los Angeles. He is represented by Gagosian Gallery.
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