(1935 - )
Jim Dine is an American Jewish artist.
Born on June 16, 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dine is considered one of the first and most popular Pop Artists.
He received his BFA from Ohio
University in 1957. He first earned recognition with his collection
the “Happenings”, which consisted of chaotic performance
art that was a harsh constrast with the popular expressionists art of
the day. The first of his ‘Happenings” was the 30 second The Smiling Worker performed in 1959. In this collection, Dine
combined visual arts with theatre, music, and dance.
During the 1960s, Dine began to create pop art utilizing
items from everyday life. In 1967, he moved to London, England to be
represented by art dealer Robert Fraser. In 1971, Dine returned to the
United States to focus on a collection of drawings. He had his first
retrospective exhibit at the Whitney Museum. During the 1980s Dine returned
to sculpture as his dominant art form.
In 1984, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
exhibited his work as "Jim Dine: Five Themes," and in 1989,
the Minneapolis Institute of Arts hosted "Jim Dine Drawings: 1973-1987".
Dine Walking Memory, “Jim Dine (1935 - ).” American
Jewish Historical Society, American
Jewish Desk Reference, (NY: Random
House, 1999) pg. 309, Wikipedia.