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ID: 500029735
 
Record Type: Person
Oldenburg, Claes (American sculptor, draftsman, and printmaker, born 1929 in Sweden)

Note: Claes Oldenburg studied literature and art history at Yale University and the Art Institute of Chicago. He quickly became involved in performance art after moving to New York and meeting many performance artists. By 1959, he had created drawings and collages of common objects and renderings of grotesque human figures. He created The Store in his studio, a performance space that re-created a neighborhood of shops that displayed goods that were made of plaster. He emerged as a leading Pop artist, combining consumer culture into his own sculptures. Oldenburg married artist Coosje van Bruggen in 1977. The two collaborated on many large-scale projects together and with architect Frank O. Gehry in the mid-1970s and early 1990s.

Names:
Oldenburg, Claes (preferred,V,index,LC)
Claes Oldenburg (V,display,LC)
Oldenburg, Claes Thure (V)
Claes Thure Oldenburg (V)
Oldenberg, Ḳlaʼes (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
Swedish
Scandinavian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
draftsman
printmaker
performance artist
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Gehry, Frank  mid 1970s and 1990s
................................  (American architect, born 1929 in Canada) [500010962]
spouse of ....  Bruggen, Coosje van  spouse and collaborator
................  (Dutch sculptor and writer, 1942-2009, active in the United States, ) [500032593]
spouse of ....  Mucha, Pat  1960-1970
................  (American poet and performance artist, born 1935) [500355446]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Oldenburg, Claes (I)

Biographies:
(American sculptor, draftsman, and printmaker, born 1929 in Sweden) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, born 1929) ..... [GRL]
(American artist, born 1929) ..... [AVERY]
(American artist, born 1929) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American artist, b.1929) ..... [WCI]
(American sculptor, b.1929) ..... [GRLPSC]
(American sculptor, b.1929) ..... [BHA]
(American artist, 1929-) ..... [WCP]
(American artist, 1929-) ..... [AVERY]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]
(American sculptor) ..... [Grove Art]
(American sculptor, born 1929) ..... [CL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Claes Oldenburg ........ [GRISC, VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
................................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 940004
Claes Thure Oldenburg ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
...........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Oldenberg, Ḳlaʼes ........ [GRL]
...................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80037028
Oldenburg, Claes ........ [AVERY Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred]
..................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..................................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
..................................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 890164; 980063
..................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 3 September 2003
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80037028
Oldenburg, Claes Thure ........ [BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art, WCI Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.............................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.............................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
.............................................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, GRISC, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bruce and Wells, Art and Context, the '50s and '60s (2006) 76
....................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 3 September 2003
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Artists (1989)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Bruce and Wells, Art and Context, the '50s and '60s (2006) 76
.......... Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
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