Red Grooms is an American artist known for his 3D artwork and kinetic sculptures that capture urban life and popular culture in the United States. Born in 1937 in Nashville, Tennessee, Grooms trained at the New York School of Art and began his career in the 1960s.
One of his most famous works is “The City” (1965), a 3D installation that recreates life in New York City with exaggerated details and bright colors. Other notable works include “Ruckus Manhattan” (1975), a miniature sculpture of New York City that lights up and emits sounds, and “Tennessee Fox Trot Carousel” (1998), a kinetic sculpture of a carousel that celebrates Southern US culture.
Grooms has also worked in painting, drawing, and animation, and his artistic style is characterized by a playful and humorous approach to popular culture. He has received numerous awards and honors for his work, and his works have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.