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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Edward Ruscha

Names:
Other: Ed Ruscha 
Dates:  1937, 16 December -
Born:  US, NE, Omaha
Active:  US
 
  
American painter and photographer.

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Biography provided by Focal Press 
  
Employing a wry taxonomical approach to the photographic documentation of West-Coast vernacular structures, Ruscha’s work from the 1960s and 1970s embraces photography in the service of conceptual art. Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, and Thirty-Four Parking Lots in Los Angeles are among his commercially produced and widely influential books. A painter, printmaker, and filmmaker, Ruscha combines Dadaist sensibilities, articulate painting style, and fascination with language into dreamily elusive wordscapes: a poetic blend of word and image that is both critique and celebration of contemporary culture. 
  
(Author: Garie Waltzer - Photographer and consultant) 
  
Michael Peres (Editor-in-Chief), 2007, Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, 4th edition, (Focal Press) [ISBN-10: 0240807405, ISBN-13: 978-0240807409] 
(Used with permission) 
  

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Dennis Hopper
Ed Ruscha 
1964
 
  
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) has a biography of this artist. 
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Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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