AMERICAN, b. 1935
Jim Dine is a major post-war artist whose work ranges from vibrant, large-scale paintings to exquisitely-rendered, romantic drawings and bronze sculpture. Dine’s debut on the New York art scene came via several “happenings” performances in the early 1960s. Since then Dine’s name has been inextricably linked with the Pop Art movement, but his diverse body of work defies such easy categorization. Over the past five decades, Dine has created a wide breadth of work: drawings, works on paper, paintings, assemblages, and sculpture. His subjects have included plants, animals, figures, puppets, and self-portraits, and his iconic depictions of hearts, tools, and robes have become the hallmark of his oeuvre.