Rauschenberg, Robert

Rauschenberg, Robert

biographical name

(born Oct. 22, 1925, Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.—died May 12, 2008, Captiva Island, Fla.) U.S. painter and graphic artist. He studied under Josef Albers. His “combine” paintings of the 1950s, incorporating objects such as soda bottles, traffic barricades, and stuffed birds, anticipated the Pop art movement. In later work, he used silkscreen and other techniques to transfer images from commercial print media and his own photographs to canvas, reinforcing the images and unifying them compositionally with bold strokes of paint. His work has roots in Dada and the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp.


Rauschenberg, Robert orig. Milton Rauschenberg

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