Harold Balazs

(American, born 1928, died 2017)

Celebrated Spokane, Washington-based artist Harold Balazs (1928-2017) created abstract sculptures and public art installations in a variety of materials.

Born in Ohio, Balazs's family moved to Spokane in the 1940s. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1951 from Washington State College (now Washington State University) in Pullman, Eastern Washington. Many of his works are prominently featured in Spokane's public spaces. He was honored with a Washington State Governor's Arts and Heritage Award in 1988. Balazs continued to produce artworks into his late eighties.