James Rosenquist
1933–2017

Introduction

James Albert Rosenquist (November 29, 1933 – March 31, 2017) was an American artist and one of the proponents of the pop art movement. Drawing from his background working in sign painting, Rosenquist's pieces often explored the role of advertising and consumer culture in art and society, utilizing techniques he learned making commercial art to depict popular cultural icons and mundane everyday objects. While his works have often been compared to those from other key figures of the pop art movement, such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Rosenquist's pieces were unique in the way that they often employed elements of surrealism using fragments of advertisements and cultural imagery to emphasize the overwhelming nature of ads. He was a 2001 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

Wikidata identifier

Q448845

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Introduction

Pop artist whose work was strongly influenced by his years as a billboard painter (1955-1958). In his signature style on large canvases, Rosenquist would juxtapose imagery taken from advertisements, magazines, and pop culture as a whole.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, painter, photographer, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500021855

Names

James Rosenquist, James Albert Rosenquist

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