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Claes Oldenburg


Swedish-American pop art sculptor known for his large-scale functions using everyday items as well as for his general public art installations. He went to Yale College or university and THE INSTITUTION of the Artwork Institute of Chicago. He received the Country wide Medal of Arts in 2000. He shaped a romantic relationship with sculptor Hannah Wilke in 1969, and later on married Coosje vehicle Bruggen in 1977. He understood Jim Dine, who was simply known for the efficiency art Happenings.

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Full Name Claes Oldenburg
Date Of Birth January 28, 1929
Place Of Birth Stockholm, Sweden
Profession Sculptor
Education School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University
Nationality American, Swedish
Spouse Coosje van Bruggen
Parents Sigrid Elisabeth Lindforss, Gösta Oldenburg
Siblings Richard Oldenburg
Awards Wolf Prize in Arts
Star Sign Aquarius

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1He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 2000 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
2He is a sculptor.






Herb & Dorothy2008Documentary special thanks
Who Gets to Call It Art?2006Documentary special thanks



Ateliergespräche2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Metropolis2012TV SeriesHimself
The Shock of the New1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Masters of Modern Sculpture Part III: The New World1978DocumentaryHimself
Omnibus1975TV Series documentaryHimself
Claes Oldenburg: The Formative Years1975Documentary Himself
American Art in the 1960s1972DocumentaryHimself
The Great Ice-Cream Robbery1971Documentary shortHimself
Sort of a Commercial for an Icebag1970Documentary shortHimself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Poem Posters1966ShortHimself

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Who Gets to Call It Art?2006DocumentaryHimself

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