Jim Dine biography

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Jim Dine is an American painter among the main exponents of American Pop Art and Neo-Dada. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1935. He attended the University of Cincinnati and the Boston Museum School . He earned a BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, from Ohio University in 1957.
In 1958 he moved to New York and came into contact with Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg, with whom he began staging 'disordered performances that took place around the city...known later as happening or environment.
Starting from the 1960s he shifted his attention to painting with which he represented a mythology of everyday life which uses clothes, tools, hearts that become like 'a vocabulary of feelings'.
At the center of his artistic research, regardless of the expressive medium used, there is an intense autobiographical reflection, an incessant exploration and criticism of the self through a series of motifs and personal objects including the heart, the bathrobe, tools, ancient sculpture and the character of Pinocchio.
From 1970 he began to favoring drawing and engraving techniques, creating an important graphic production consisting mostly of engravings, lithographs, serigraphs, monotypes, posters and drawings.
Jim Dine has held more than 300 solo exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 1970, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1978, at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis between 1984 and 1985, at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2011 and at the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany between 2015 and 2016.
Jim Dine now lives and works in New York and Vermont.