Modern Art of Jim Dine Goes Beyond Hearts and Bathrobes

4-part biography of Artist Jim Dine.

Well-known living American Artist Jim Dine (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1935-) is often associated with pop art, however he seems to operate in a field of his own. While pop art reflects society’s consumerism, media and obsessions, Jim Dine instead displays the autobiographical.

“Dine has often been out-of-step with the major movements of the post-World War II period and must be considered a modern individualist. While he was part of a group during the time of the Happenings and was linked with the Pop art movement through his use of subjects from everyday life, he was at odds with Pop’s deadpan style and then with pure abstraction, Minimalism and conceptual art. In the late 1970s and 1980s, however, he was viewed as a forerunner of the figurative and Neo-Expressionist trends.” ~ Jean E. Feinberg for Moma

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Jim Dine studied art for four years at various universities: University of Cincinnati, Ohio; Boston School of Fine and Applied Arts; Massachusetts; and Ohio University, Athens. In 1957 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Athens. In 1959, he moved to New York, and in 1960 he had his first solo exhibition there. He was an instant influence on the art scene in New York. Since then, Jim Dine has had 290 solo exhibitions to date.

Jim Dine’s art is represented in 65 important public collections around the world, including The Art Institute of Chicago; Hakone Open-Air Museum in Japan; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Stedelijk Museum; Amsterdam; Tate Gallery; London; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY and many others.

Tomorrow, we’ll feature part 2 of this article.

Jim Dine (Modern Masters Series, Vol. 18)

Jim Dine: Aldo et Moi

Jim Dine: Some Drawings


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