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Jim Dine (born 1935) is an American artist associated with the Neo-Dada and Abstract Expressionist movements and, specifically, the Pop Art movement, whose works include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. Dine moved to New York in 1959 and soon became a pioneer of the Happenings movement, as well, with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman. In his work, he would affix everyday, personal objects, such as tools, rope, shoes, articles of clothing, and even a bathroom sink, to his canvases. He later added gates, trees, and Venus to his repertoire of recurring motifs. Dine has also made several three-dimensional works and has written and illustrated several books of poetry.


In 1965, Dine was a guest lecturer at Yale University and artist-in-residence at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. Dine has been given solo shows in museums in Europe and the United States. In 1970, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, organized a major retrospective of his work, and in 1978 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presented a retrospective of his etchings. Since then, Dine has been the subject of major retrospectives at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (1984–85), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (1999), and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (2004).

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