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Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925- )

Click to enlarge Robert Rauschenberg, who was born in Port Arthur, Texas, studied art with Hazel Larson and Josef Albers at Black Mountain College, North Carolina, from 1948-1949. They provided him with fundamental Bauhaus teachings, encouraging the use of a broad spectrum of materials and techniques. Known for his "combine paintings" of the 1950s and his prominence in the Pop Art movement, Rauschenberg began to silkscreen magazine photographs of current events onto his canvases during the 1960s. Photosilkscreening and photolithography remain an integral part of his work. Multiple aspects of hidden meaning are revealed in his collages by his segmentation of the picture plane, juxtaposed with personal symbols and iconographic imagery.
- Sarah Dawson

Selected Bibliography
Feinstein, Roni. Robert Rauschenberg: The Silkscreen Paintings, 1962-1964. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art/Bullfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company, 1990.

Hopps, Walter. Robert Rauschenberg: The Early 1950's. Houston: Houston Fine Art Press, 1991.

Kimmelman, Michael. "The Irrepressible Ragman of Art." The New York Times (August 27, 2000).


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