Robert E. (Clark) Indiana is active/lives in New York, Maine, Indiana. Robert Indiana is known for hard-edged signs-calligraphy, pop objects, sculpture.
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Biography Robert Indiana
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Born Robert Clark in New Castle Indiana, in 1928, Robert Indiana
adopted the name of his native state as a pseudonymous surname early in
his career. "There have been many American SIGN painters, but there
never were any American sign PAINTERS." This exercise in emphasis sums
up Robert Indiana's position in the world of contemporary art. He
has taken the everyday symbols of roadside America and made them into
brilliantly colored geometric Pop Art*.
In his work he has
been an ironic commentator on the American scene. Both his
graphics and his paintings have made cultural statements on life and,
during the rebellious 1960s, pointed political statements as well.
studied first at the Herron School of
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