Ed Ruscha

American (Omaha, Nebraska, 1937)

Words and phrases play a central role in Ed Ruscha's artworks. Born and raised in the Midwest, Ruscha moved to Los Angeles in 1956 with the intention of becoming a commercial artist. He enrolled at Chouinard Art Institute (now the California Institute

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