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James Rosenquist

 (born 1933)
James Rosenquist is active/lives in New York, Florida, North Dakota.  James Rosenquist is known for collage, modernist pop image painting, graphics.

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James Rosenquist

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James Rosenquist was born in 1933 at Grand Forks, North Dakota.  His family moved to Minneapolis in 1944.  In 1948, he began his studies of art at the Minneapolis Art Institute.  In 1953, he continued his studies of painting at the University of Minnesota.

In 1955 he had a scholarship to go to the Art Students' League, New York, where he met Robert Indiana.  During this period, he painted small format abstract paintings and worked part-time as a driver.  In 1957 he met Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. In 1959 he was at the same drawing class as Claes Oldenburg and was made "head painter" by the Artcraft Strauss Corporation.

He married the textile designer Mary Lou Adams.  During the electio  ...  Displaying 750 of 22085 characters.



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About  James Rosenquist

Born:  1933 - Grand Forks, North Dakota
Known for:  collage, modernist pop image painting, graphics