James Rosenquist

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James Rosenquist
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Rosenquist in his Aripeka, Florida studio, 1988.
Born(1933-11-29)November 29, 1933
DiedMarch 31, 2017(2017-03-31) (aged 83)
EducationMinneapolis College of Art and Design
University of Minnesota
Art Students League of New York
Known forPainting, printmaking, drawing

James Rosenquist (November 29, 1933 – March 31, 2017) was an American artist. He was one of the protagonists in the pop-art movement. Rosenquist was a 2001 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.[1]

Rosenquist said the following about his involvement in the Pop Art movement: "They [art critics] called me a Pop artist because I used recognizable imagery. The critics like to group people together. I didn't meet Andy Warhol until 1964. I did not really know Andy or Roy Lichtenstein that well. We all emerged separately."[2]

Rosenquist died at his home in New York City on March 31, 2017 at the age of 83 after a long illness.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. James Rosenquist Archived 2014-08-13 at the Wayback Machine Florida Artists Hall of Fame
  2. "Art Space Talk: James Rosenquist", Myartspace, April 4, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2008.
  3. Johnson, Ken. "James Rosenquist, Pop Art Pioneer, Dies at 83". The New York Times. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: location (link)