James Rosenquist

1933 – 2017

James Rosenquist, ‘Marilyn’ 1974
Marilyn 1974
© James Rosenquist/VAGA, New York and DACS, London 2018
License this image
In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Rooms

View by Appointment

Biography

James Rosenquist (November 29, 1933 – March 31, 2017) was an American artist and one of the protagonists in 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.

This biography is from Wikipedia under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. Spotted a problem? Let us know.

Read full Wikipedia entry

Artworks

Features

Art Term

Airbrushing

Airbrushing is a painting technique which uses an airbrush to give an even and consistent surface, often used to create ...

Tate Etc

Thinking drawing: Vija Celmins

Vija Celmins was born in Latvia in 1938, fled with her family to Germany in advance of the Soviet army ...

You might like