Jim Dine American, b. 1935
Jim Dine is a significant American post-war artist whose wide-ranging body of work includes performances, large-scale paintings, assemblage, printmaking and sculpture. After receiving a BFA from Ohio University, Athens, in 1957, Dine arrived on the New York art scene and alongside artists Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg and musician John Cage, pioneered a revolutionary style of performance art called "Happenings". Dine is closely associated with the Pop Art and Neo-Dadaist movements. He is recognized for his serial depictions of personally nostalgic imagery including hearts, tools, bathrobes, birds and Pinocchio, amongst other iconic imagery. His work is included in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Britain, London; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; Walker Art Center; Minneapolis; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, amongst others.