Father of Pop Art, Claes Oldenburg, dies at 93

Claes Oldenburg, a Swedish-born artist whose lighthearted caricatures of daily things like monumental renderings of lipstick and binoculars as well as “soft sculptures” of hamburgers and ice cream cones — made him a leading force in pop art, passed away on July 18 at his home in Manhattan. He was 93.

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Claes Oldenburg Death, How Did He Die?

Claes Oldenburg age was 93 years old at the time of his death. His death was confirmed by Pace Gallery and Paula Cooper Gallery in New York, which also represent him.

Mr. Oldenburg had been recovering from a fall, as per Adriana Elgarresta, director of public relations at Pace.

Claes Oldenburg Age, Family, and Early Life

Claes Oldenburg died at the ripe old age of 93. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden on 28 January 1929.  He was the son of Gosta Oldenburg (father) and Sigrid Elisabeth (mother).

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His father; Gosta His father was a Swedish diplomat who was stationed in New York and in 1936 was appointed Consul General of Sweden to Chicago where Oldenburg grew up.

Claes Oldenburg Career, What was his profession?

Claes Oldenburg was best recognized for his public art installations featuring big replicas and statutes of everyday objects. Another theme in his work was soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. Many of his works were made in collaboration with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen, who passed in 2009.

Claes Oldenburg Net Worth, How much does he earn?

As of July 2022; Claes Oldenburg’s net worth figure is under the wraps.

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Which school/college did he go to? What was his major?

 Claes was enrolled in the Latin School of Chicago. He later studied literature and art history at Yale University from 1946 to 1950, then returned to Chicago where he took several art classes at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Claes Oldenburg Wife, What about his relationship?

Claes Oldenburg has been married twice in his life. He married his first wife; Patty Mucha in the era of 1960s and later divorced in the 1970s.  Patty was one of Claes’s nude models and even performed at the Druids.

Later Oldenburg was also in a relationship with Hannah Wilke who was a feminist artist and sculptor who passed away in 1993.

Finally, Claes married his second wife; Coosje van Bruggen in 1977. Later Coosje died on January 10, 2009, from the effects of breast cancer.

His social media reach

His social media sites could not be found on the online sites as of now.

Claes Oldenburg’s Height, Weight, sexual orientation,

HeightNot Available
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Hair colorNot Available 
Body typeFit
 Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Claes Oldenburg’s which you should be knows

Zodiac signAquarius
Relationship  statusMarried
ChildrenNot Available
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