Ed Ruscha was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1937. He graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts), Los Angeles, in 1960. He is best known for his word paintings, prints and photographs. Since 1964, Ruscha has been experimenting regularly with painting and drawing words and phrases, often referencing popular culture and life in LA. His works can be found in collections around the world including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Gallery, London; The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.