A Collection, 1997

Harold Balazs
(American, born 1928, died 2017)

Location: Bellevue College, Bellevue


With beginnings in small-scale fine metal working, artist Harold Balazs began working larger when he was invited to collaborate with architects in the mid-1960s. Of making artwork, Balazs said "I make stuff because it's better than not making stuff."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Secretary of State.


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.

Material CategorySculpture - other metals
MediumStainless steel, aluminum, and concrete
Dimensions24 ft x 16 ft x 14 in
ID NumberWSAC1996.023.00A-D
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyBellevue College
Artwork LocationBellevue College
West side of NWCET building, Puget Sound Regional Archives entrance
WA CountyKing
Site TypeCollege
Address3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Geo. Coordinates47.582016, -122.150734
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