Robert Carston Arneson
(1930 - 1992)
Robert Carston Arneson was active/lived in California. Robert Arneson is known for funk ceramic pop images.
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Biography Robert Carston Arneson
Born in Benicia, California, Robert Arneson almost singlehandedly
transformed ceramics into a major contemporary medium. In the
early 1960s, he became a member of the Funk Art movement, a California
style of Pop-Art focusing on absurd images of everyday objects.
In the 1970s, he began using humorous portraits as subjects, and his
memorial portrait of San Francisco's assassinated Mayor George Moscone
was very controversial because it included references to the assassin.
a young man, he was a high school art teacher, who was assigned the
teaching of pottery making and, becoming intrigued by its
possibilities, he stayed just a step ahead of his students.
Within a few years, he realized that clay was his me
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