Oldenburg, Richard

Oldenburg, Richard (Erik)

(1933–  ) museum director; born in Stockholm, Sweden (brother of Claes Oldenburg). His family emigrated to America (1936), and he studied at Harvard (B.A. 1954). He was manager of the design department for Doubleday & Company, N.Y.C. (1958–61), and was an editor for Macmillan Company (1961–69). He became director of publishing for the Museum of Modern Art (1969–72), and then the director of the museum (1972).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Yet it was Geliry's contact during the late '5os and '6os with the leading artists on the LA scene and subsequently with East Coast figures like Robert Rauschenberg, Carl Andre, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, Frank Stella, and others that was ultimately instrumental in shaping his iconoclastic attitude toward architecture and the city.