Edward Joseph Ruscha is an American artist associated with the pop art movement.
Ruscha was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1937 to a Roman Catholic family. His family moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1941.
He has worked in the media of painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and film. Ruscha lives and works in Culver City, California.
Early Life and Education
In 1956 he moved to Los Angeles where he studied at the Chouinard Art Institute (now known as the California Institute of the Arts).
After graduation, Ruscha took a job as a layout artist for the Carson-Roberts Advertising Agency in Los Angeles.
Ruscha was married to Danna Ruscha from 1967 to 1972.
They remarried in 1987 and has two children.
Ruscha’s early paintings attracted notice as part of the Pop art movement of the 1960s. Ruscha achieved recognition for paintings incorporating words and phrases and for his many photographic books, all influenced by the deadpan irreverence of the Pop Art movement.
Ruscha’s art is in the collections of major national and international museums.
Marciano Art Foundation happy to host Edward Joseph Ruscha’s works