Harold Balazs
(American, born 1928, died 2017)

Celebrated Spokane, Washington-based artist Harold Balazs created abstract sculptures and public art installations in a variety of media. Born in Ohio, his family moved to Spokane in the 1940s. He received a BA in 1951 from Washington State College (now Washington State University) in Pullman. 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.