Ed Ruscha (American)
Born 1937, Omaha, NE
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
Ed Ruscha is a pioneer of the 1960s Los Angeles art scene one of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century. Ruscha has built a formidable body of work by staking a claim on the deceptively simple intersection of text and image, superimposing elliptical phrases (or, often, single words) over mono-tonal fields or West Coast landscapes to create paintings that can be read instantaneously yet evade easy understanding.
Working across the mediums drawing, painting, printmaking, books, photography, and even film, Ed Ruscha’s artworks are exhibited and collected internationally.