Red (Charles Rogers) Grooms
Red (Charles Rogers) Grooms is active/lives in New York, Tennessee. Red Grooms is known for assemblage, pop-art painting, circus themes, whimsy.
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Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Red Grooms is known for whimsical sculptural tableaux and paintings, especially with circus themes. He works with all kinds of materials including paper, plaster, wood, found objects, and cardboard. About his work, he said he has "a giddy sense of reality."
He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, and the New School of Social Research in New York. In Provincetown, Massachusetts, he was a student of Abstract Expressionist Hans Hoffman.
In New York, he was a participant in "Happenings" or performance art, along with Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow, and Claes Oldenburg. For Grooms, this activity was an outgrowth of his interest in the pag
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