Robert Rauschenberg

By Camille , Migdalia, Dan, Amaja, and Kenneth

Quick Facts

Born: October 22, 1925 in Port Arthur, Texas

Died: May 12 ,2008 in Captiva Island, FL

Education: Academie Julian, Black Mountain College, Kansas City Art Institute, University of Texas at Austin, and Art Students League of New York

Awards: Praemium Imperiale, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and Grammy Award for Best Recording Package


Robert was an American artist that was best known for paving the way for pop art of the 1960's by using non-traditional materials.

Personal Life

Robert fist imagined himself as a minister and later as a pharmacist. It wasn't until 1947 that he discovered he wanted to be an artist. He was married to Susan Weil and had one son, Christopher in the 1950s. He met Jasper John in 1954 and became long-term lovers.

Artwork

"I think a painting is more like the real world if it is made out of the real world."