Kienholz, Edward

Kienholz, Edward

(1927–  ) sculptor; born in Fairfield, Wash. A self-taught artist, he studied at Whitworth College, Spokane (1945–52), moved to Los Angeles (1953–73), then divided his time between Berlin, Germany, and Hope, Ida. He worked with wooden relief painting (1950s), then created assemblage constructions using found objects, as in the mixed media sculpture, The State Hospital (1966).