Robert Rauschenberg

Painting, Visual Artist

1925 – 2008

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Who was Robert Rauschenberg?

Robert Rauschenberg was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the pop art movement. Rauschenberg is well known for his "Combines" of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials and objects were employed in innovative combinations. Rauschenberg was both a painter and a sculptor and the Combines are a combination of both, but he also worked with photography, printmaking, papermaking, and performance. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1993. He became the recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts in 1995 in recognition of his more than 40 years of fruitful artmaking.

Rauschenberg lived and worked in New York City as well as on Captiva Island, Florida until his death from heart failure on May 12, 2008.

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Born
Oct 22, 1925
Port Arthur
Also known as
  • Milton Ernest Rauschenberg
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • Black Mountain College
  • Académie Julian
  • Art Students League of New York
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Kansas City Art Institute
Lived in
  • Port Arthur
Died
May 12, 2008
Captiva Island

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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