John Baldessari is an American artist born in National City, California in 1931. Baldessari received his B.A. from San Diego State College in 1953 and subsequently his M.A. in 1957 from the same college. Most of Baldessari's work mixes found photography and images, with varying inclusions of texts and other mediums. To date, Baldessari's work has been shown in over 200 exhibitions across the U.S. and Europe, notably the Tate Modern in London, England, the Whitney Museum in New York, and MOMA in New York. His work has influenced many other artists including Cindy Sherman, David Salle, and Barbara Kruger. He has taught at UCLA and California Institute of the Arts. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
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