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Robert Carston Arneson

 (1930 - 1992)
Robert Carston Arneson was active/lived in California.  Robert Arneson is known for funk ceramic pop image ceramics, mixed media.

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.

As 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 3413 characters.

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About  Robert Carston Arneson

Born:  1930 - Benicia, California
Died:   1992 - Benica, California
Known for:  funk ceramic pop image ceramics, mixed media