James Rosenquist


James Rosenquist

Infobox Artist
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nationality = American
field = Painting, Printing, Drawing
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James Rosenquist (born November 29, 1933) is an acclaimed American artist and one of the protagonists in the pop-art movement.

Background and education

He was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota and grew up as an only child. His parents moved from town to town to look for work, finally settling in Minneapolis. His mother, who was also a painter, encouraged her son to have an artistic interest. In junior high school, Rosenquist won a short-term scholarship to study at the Minneapolis School of Art and subsequently studied painting at the University of Minnesota from 1952 to 1954. In 1955, at the age of 21, he moved to New York City on scholarship to study at the Art Students League. [citation | title= In the Studio: James Rosenquist| author=Jeffrey Kastner | publisher=ARTINFO | year=2007 | date= November 22, 2007 | url=http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/25939/in-the-studio-james-rosenquist/ | accessdate=2008-04-21 ]

Career

Early Years and Pop

From 1957 to 1960, he earned his living as a billboard painter. This was perfect training, as it turned out, for an artist about to explode onto the pop art scene. Rosenquist deftly applied sign-painting techniques to the large-scale paintings he began creating in 1960. Like other pop artists, Rosenquist adapted the visual language of advertising and pop culture (often funny, vulgar, and outrageous) to the context of fine art. Rosenquist achieved international acclaim in 1965 with the room-scale painting "F-111".

Rosenquist has stated the following about his involvement in the Pop Art movement: "They(art critics) called me a Pop artist because I used recognizable imagery. The critics like to group people together. I didn't meet Andy Warhol until 1964. I did not really know Andy or Roy Lichtenstein that well. We all emerged separately." [ [http://www.myartspace.com/blog/2008/04/art-space-talk-james-rosenquist.html "Art Space Talk: James Rosenquist"] , "Myartspace", 04 April 2008. Retrieved 16 May 2008.]

Mature work

His specialty is taking fragmented, oddly disproportionate images and combining, overlapping, and putting them on canvases to create stories you can see. This can leave viewers breathless, making them consider even the most familiar objects (a U-Haul trailer, or a box of Oxydol detergent, etc.) in more abstract and provocative ways.

Prints

In addition to painting, he has produced a vast array of prints, drawings and collages. One of his prints, "Time Dust" (1992), is thought to be the largest print in the world, measuring approximately 7 x 35 feet.

Honors

Rosenquist has received numerous honors, including selection as "Art In America Young Talent USA" in 1963, appointment to a six-year term on the Board of the National Council of the Arts in 1978, and receiving the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement in 1988. In 2002, the Fundación Cristóbal Gabarrón conferred upon him its annual international award for art, in recognition of his great contributions to universal culture.

Since his first early career retrospectives in 1972 organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, and the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, he has been the subject of several gallery and museum exhibitions, both in the United States and abroad. He continues to produce large-scale commissions, including the recent three-painting suite "The Swimmer" in the Econo-mist (19971998) for Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany, and a painting planned for the ceiling of the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France. His work has continued to develop in exciting ways and is an ongoing influence on younger generations of artists. A note of interest would be that "F-111" was mentioned in a chapter of "Polaroids from the Dead" by Douglas Coupland.

References

External links

* [http://www.jimrosenquist-artist.com/ Rosenquist's official site] (Requires Macromedia Flash)
* [http://www.apo442.com/folio/lightbox_1.htm Photographs of James Rosenquist by photographer Russ Blaise]
* [http://www.deutsche-bank-kunst.com/art/2003/14/e/4/147.php Interview with db artmag]
* [http://www.popartmasters.com/toc.html#masters Pop Art Masters - James Rosenquist]
* [http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/25939/in-the-studio-james-rosenquist In the Studio: James Rosenquist]
* [http://www.myartspace.com/blog/2008/04/art-space-talk-james-rosenquist.html Interview with Myartspace]


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