Harold Balazs (Ohio, 1928) is an American artist know for his copper enamel art and large scale abstract metal sculptures. Balazs began working with steel at his father's sheet metal business where he developed his metal fabrication skills. He initially studied aeronautical engineering, but as fate would have it, a dispute with a professor landed him in an art course and as they say- the rest is history.
Copper enamel plaque, 1952
The Blue and Grey, 1971, copper enamel
The Eye, 1953, copper enamel. via Fat Chance Modern
Maquette for Seattle sculpture. Smithsonian American Art Museum
Balazs often incorporated the phrase "Transcend the Bullshit" into his works.
Harold Balazs. Photo: Young Kwak
For more works and information on Harold Balazs:
Article on Balazs in the Inlander