Claes Oldenburg Net Worth, Biography, Wife, Family & More

Claes Oldenburg Net Worth, Biography, Wife, Family & More
Claes Oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg net worth was $1.5 million. He was was a Swedish-born American sculptor, highly recognized for his public art installations typically featuring large replicas of everyday objects. 

Claes Oldenburg Biography

Claes Oldenburg was born on 28 January, 1929 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was not on social media as per our research.

Oldenburg’s previously recorded deals of fine arts were at the 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago, where he sold 5 things at an all out cost of $25. He moved back to New York City in 1956. There he met various specialists, including Jim Dine, Red Grooms, and Allan Kaprow, whose happenings integrated dramatic viewpoints and gave an option in contrast to the theoretical expressionism that had come to overwhelm a large part of the workmanship scene.

Oldenburg started playing with the possibility of delicate model in 1957, when he finished a free-hanging piece produced using a lady’s loading loaded down with paper.

Personal Details

Real NameClaes Oldenburg
Age93 years
Date of BirthJanuary 28, 1929
BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden
NationalityAmerican, Swedish
Zodiac SignNot Known


FatherGosta Oldenburg
MotherSigrid Elisabeth nee Lindforss
SiblingsNot Known
WifeHannah Wilke (1969-1977)


SchoolLatin School
UniversityYale University
QualificationYet To Update

Physical Statistics

HeightNot Known
WeightNot Known
Hair ColorBald
Eye ColorBrown

Early Life

Claes Oldenburg was brought into the world on January 28, 1929 in Stockholm, the child of Gösta Oldenburg and his significant other Sigrid Elisabeth née Lindforss. His dad was then a Swedish negotiator positioned in New York and in 1936 was designated representative general of Sweden to Chicago where Oldenburg grew up, going to the Latin School of Chicago. He concentrated on writing and workmanship history at Yale University from 1946 to 1950, then, at that point, got back to Chicago where he took classes at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While additional fostering his specialty, he functioned as a journalist at the City News Bureau of Chicago.

He likewise opened his own studio and, in 1953, turned into a naturalized resident of the United States. In 1956, he moved to New York, and for a period worked in the library of the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, where he likewise made a move to find out more, all alone, about the historical backdrop of workmanship

Personal Life

Patty Mucha, who was hitched to Claes Oldenburg from 1960 to 1970, initially met him after she moved to New York City in 1957 to turn into a craftsman. At the point when Oldenburg was laying out pictures, Mucha became one of his bare models[34] prior to turning into his most memorable spouse. An Oldenburg drawing of Mucha named Pat Reading in Bed, Lenox, 1959, is in the assortment of the Whitney Museum of American Art. She was a consistent entertainer in Oldenburg’s happenings and performed with The Druds.

Somewhere in the range of 1969 and 1977, Oldenburg was involved with the women’s activist craftsman and stone carver, Hannah Wilke, who kicked the bucket in 1993. They shared a few studios and voyaged together, and Wilke frequently shot him.

Claes Oldenburg and his subsequent spouse, Coosje van Bruggen, met in 1970 when Oldenburg’s most memorable significant review went to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, where van Bruggen was a curator. They were hitched in 1977.

In 1992, Claes Oldenburg and van Bruggen procured Château de la Borde, a little Loire Valley manor, whose music room provided them with making a locally estimated collection. Van Bruggen and Oldenburg remodeled the house, improving it with pioneer pieces by among others Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames, and Alvar Aalto, Frank Gehry, Eileen Gray.[39] Van Bruggen kicked the bucket on January 10, 2009, from the impacts of bosom cancer.

Oldenburg’s sibling, craftsmanship antiquarian Richard E. Oldenburg, was head of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, somewhere in the range of 1972 and 1993, and later administrator of Sotheby’s America.

Oldenburg passed on from entanglements from a fall, at his home in Manhattan on July 18, 2022, at 93 years old.

Source – wikipedia

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