Born October 22, 1925, Port Arthur, TX
Died May 12, 2008, Captiva Island, FL
From 1947 to 1952, Robert Rauschenberg studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, the Académie Julian in Paris, Black Mountain College near Ashville, NC and the Arts Students League in New York. Since his first solo show at Betty Parsons Gallery in New York in 1951, Rauschenberg has exhibited in over 100 solo and group shows.
Known as one of the preeminent Pop Artists beginning in the 1960s, Rauschenberg transitioned from Abstract Expressionism by including non-traditional materials and everyday objects into his “Combines,” works that are both painting and sculpture. He was a highly successful master printer and throughout his career was dedicated to collaborative projects such as set design, performance and choreography.
Rauschenberg's work can be found in many public and private collections around the world including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Thyssen- Bornemisza Museum, Madrid; Tate Gallery, London.