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Gary Krueger (American, b.1945 )

After graduating High School in 1963, Gary Krueger drove out west to study graphic design and photography at the Chouinard Art Institute from 1964 to 1967. Chouinard, later Cal Arts, was a professional art school founded in 1921 by Nelbert Murphy Chouinard in Los Angeles, California. In 1961, Walt and Roy Disney guided the merger of Chouinard and the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music to establish the California Institute of the Arts. Notable alumni include Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Edith Head, Millard Sheets, Joe Goode, and Allen Ruppersberg, with whom he collaborated on Ruppersberg's narrative photo works including 23 Pieces (1969) and 24 Pieces (1970).

Upon graduation from Chouinard, Krueger was hired by Walt Disney for graphic design. While continuing his association with the Disney Corporation, he decided to pursue photography full-time and went on to have a successful commercial and editorial career as a freelance photographer for the company. 

Krueger's work is represented in the collections of The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. 


23 Pieces (1969), and 24 Pieces (1970) by Allen Ruppersberg and photographed by Gary Krueger

Camera Magazine, July 1971

All Night L.A. (1978) by John Pashdag, Jim Woller and photographed by Gary Krueger

People, Pageants, Pararades, Parties, Planes, and Dogs (2020) by Gary Krueger