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James Rosenquist

Hey! Let's Go for a Ride, 1961

James Rosenquist, White Bread

James Rosenquist's 1965

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James Rosenquist 1973

His Life: -James Rosenquist was born November 29, 1933 in Grand Forks, North Dakota -Rosenquist won a scholarship in 1948 to study junior high school at the Minneapolis School of Art. - From 1952 to 1954 he studied in the University of Minnesota. - He won a scholarship in Art Students League on 1955 and moved to New York. - In New York Rosenquist met Jasper Johns, Robert Rauchenburg, Robert Indiana, and Claes Oldenbur all of them are now assosiated with Pop Art. - In the 1960 Rosenquist used billboard painting collaged fragments on his paintings as his technique. - His firs personal exibit was in the Green Gallery in 1962. - This same year,1962, he was included in The New Realist exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery. -In 2000 Rosenquist has an exhibition at the Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Awards: -66TH ANNUAL MEDAL FOR PAINTING 66th Annual American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, 1963 Awarded for A Lot to Like (1962) -PRIX DI TELLA Premio Internacional de Pintura, Instituto Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1965 Awarded for Painting for the American Negro (1962-63) -FRIEND OF JAPAN AWARD Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai (Japanese Society for International Cultural Relations), 1970 Appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the - NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE ARTS Served 1978-1983 -HONORARY DOCTOR OF FINE ARTS University of South Florida, Tampa, 1981 -WORLD PRINT AWARD World Print Council, San Francisco, California, 1983 -FLORIDA AMBASSADOR OF THE ARTS AWARD Florida Department of State, 1987 -FLORIDA ARTS RECOGNITION AWARD Florida Department of State and the Florida Arts Council Awarded May 6, 1987 by Secretary of State George Firestone -THE GOLDEN PLATE AWARD American Academy of Achievement, Nashville, Tennessee, July 2, 1988 -THE FLORIDA PRIZE Awarded by The New York Times Regional Newspapers, June 27, 1991 -CHEVALIER L'ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES Awarded by Jack Lang, Minstre de la culture et de la communication, France, 1992. -SKOWHEGAN MEDAL IN PAINTING Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 1994 -HONORARY DOCTORATE IN FINE ARTS DEGREE Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, May 24, 1997 -FLORIDA ARTISTS HALL OF FAME Florida Department of State and the Florida Arts Council. Inducted June 14, 2001 -HONORARY DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, May 19, 2002 -FCG 2002 ART AWARD Fundación Cristóbal Gabarrón, Valladolid, Spain, 2002 -THE ORDER OF SALVADOR DALI Presented by The Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, November 5, 1009

"Living in the Plains, you'd see surreal things; you'd see mirages. I'm sitting on the front porch, as a little kid at sunset, and the sun is in back of me, and walking across the horizon is a Trojan horse four stories tall. I go "Uh oh—what's that?" So I run into the house and say, "Look! Look at the big horse!" It was the neighbor's white stallion, which had got loose, caught the light in the heat, and it looked four stories tall. These kinds of little things make, I think, the curiosity, or the inquisitiveness, that make and artist." - Rosenquist

Work Cited: -Busby, Cathy. "James Rosenquist Biography." Web. 08 Nov. 2010. <>. -"Biography." James Rosenquist American Artist Paintings Prints. Web. 08 Nov. 2010. <>. -"YouTube - Artist James Rosenquist Interview." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 08 Nov. 2010. <>.


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