Robert Rauschenberg

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Born with the name Milton Rauschenberg in Port Arthur, Texas, Robert Rauschenberg became one of the major artists of his generation and is credited along with Jasper Johns of breaking the stronghold of Abstract Expressionism*. 

Rauschenberg was known for assemblage*, conceptualist methods, printmaking, and willingness to experiment with non-artistic materials--all innovations that anticipated later movements such as Pop Art, Conceptualism, and Minimalism. 

In May, 1999, ARTNews magazine featured him as one of the top twenty-five influential western artists, stating: "His irreverent notions of what an artwork could be gained him the status of an enfant terrible. . . Rauschenberg pushed the viewer to accept the unexpected."

He has said that he believes painting should relate to both life and art and that he wants is artwork to be the intermediary between the two.

He received much formal art education beginning with the Kansas City Art Institute in 1947 and 1948.  He studied briefly in Paris at the Academie Julian, and from 1948 to 1949 was at Black Mountain College in North Carolina with Josef and Anni Albers.  This period was followed by several years attendance at the Art Students League in New York City with Morris Kantor and Vaclav Vytlacil.  In 1951, he exhibited all white and black paintings incorporating viewer participation through the shadows they cast on the works.

At Black Mountain College, he had met composer, John Cage, and dancer- choreographer, Merce Cunningham, for whom he worked in his company as a designer, manager, and performer.  Frequently he scoured the area in which they were performing for 'unusual' objects such as tires, old radios, and a stuffed goat, which he could use in the set designs.  From 1953, Rauschenberg also made designs for Paul Taylor's dance company.

He also pioneered electronics in art and collaborated with engineer Billy Kluver to create environmental works that manipulate light, shadow, and sound in interact with the viewer.  Printmaking was another aspect of his career, and by the late 1950s, he was incorporating newsprint into his paintings.  He would use lighter fluid to rub newsprint onto canvases, making the news of that day part of the painting.  Influenced by Andy Warhol, he did a series of Silkscreen Paintings between 1962 and 1964 to divert himself from the medium of collage, with which he was becoming bored.

He traveled widely, from Maylasia to Mexico, ever looking for new materials and subjects.

Robert Rauschenberg died on Monday, May 12, 2008 in Florida.

 

Biography from the Archives of AskART

 

 

Public Collections

Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Musée d´Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain Nice, Nice, France
Les Abattoirs de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona , Spain
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
Tate Britain, London, UK
MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Austin Museum of Art - AMOA, Austin, TX
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

 

 

Timeline

 

1925
Born in Port Arthur, TX

 

1947
Studied at the Académie Julian, Paris, France

 

1947–1948
Studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, KS

 

1948–1949
Studied at the Black Mountain College, Asheville, NC under Josef Albers. Met Cunningham and John Cage

 

1949–1952
Studied at the Art Students League in New York, NY

 

1952–1953
Traveled to Europe and North Africa with Cy Twombly

 

1953
Met Jasper Johns who became a great influence to his work. The two artists shared neighboring studios.

 

1962
Made his first lithograph at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) in West Islip, NY

 

1964
Grand prize in painting at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

 

1966
Experimented with electronics in his art

 

1970
Created the first Earth Day poster

 

1970
Established a permanent residence and studio in Captiva, FL

 

1984
Began "The Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange"

 

1990
Started The Rauschenberg Foundation, a non-profit entity devoted to projects that increase public awareness about subjects of vital interest to the artist

 

1990
Created the 20th anniversary Earth Day poster

 

1985–1991
ROCI—Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange

 

2008
Died in Captiva, FL

 

 

Exhibitions

 

2013
Contemporary Art - Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL 
Rauschenberg at Gemini - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA  
The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns - Barbican Art Gallery, London  
The Artist and the Poet - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL  
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art - Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York  
The 60s In The Guggenheim Collections. From Informel To Pop Art - Peggy Guggenheim  
Robert Rauschenberg - Jammers - Gagosian Gallery, London (England)  
Multiples - Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

 

2012
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI (solo) 
Early Photographs - Gagosian Gallery, London (England) 
North African Collages and Scatole Personali c. 1952 - Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York City, NY 
Robert Rauschenberg and His Contemporaries: Works from the Collections of Martina Hamilton and Hamilton College - GRAM - Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI  
Robert Rauschenberg - 5 Decades of Printmaking - Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

2011
Rauschenberg: Prints from Universal Limited Art Editions, 1962-2008 - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK 
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG - Gagosian Gallery, Paris  
Rock, Paper, Scissor - Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York City, NY 
Selected Prints By Robert Rauschenberg From The Mfah Collection - MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX 
Robert Rauschenberg - Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX  
Open Score By Robert Rauschenberg - Seventeen Gallery, London (England)  
Robert Rauschenberg: Botanical Vaudeville - Inverleith House, Edinburgh (Scotland) 
Rauschenberg Print - RH Gallery, New York City, NY

 

2010
Signs of the Times: Robert Rauschenberg's America, MMoCA, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (solo)
Uma Aventura Moderna - Coleção de Arte Renault, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Black Cube Gallery, Barcelona
Rauschenberg at Gemini, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (solo)

 

2009
Robert Rauschenberg: Gluts, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy (solo)
Au Courant: Robert Rauschenberg‘s Currents, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia: 1860-1989, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

 

2008
Robert Rauschenberg: Runts, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Artist-Citizen: Posteres for a Better World, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL (solo)
Whatever is There is a Truth, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, The Lotus Series, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York City, NY;Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Prints/Editions 1962-78, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg in the Collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA (solo)
Rauschenberg: Booster, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)  
Rauschenberg, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL (solo)  
Robert Rauschenberg - Travelling '70 - '76, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios, Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA (solo) 
Robert Rauschenberg, graficá 1976-2000, La Caja Negra, Madrid, Spain (solo)

 

2007
Rauschenberg. Express, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Nothing and everything, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Robert Rauschenberg: Cardboards and Related Pieces, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Selected Works 1974 - 1999, Michael Schultz Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Three Decades, Galleri Faurschou, Beijing, China (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Let the World In, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: em viagem 70-76, Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

 

2006
Robert Rauschenberg, Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Corea (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, MOCA THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Spread and Scale, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Art from Life: Prints by Robert Rauschenberg, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA (solo)
Focus Room. Robert Rauschenberg, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios and Short Stories, Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, GA (solo)
Rauschenberg: Prints, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)

 

2005
Rauschenberg - Rosenquist - Lichtenstein, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany (solo)
Dialogues: Duchamp, Cornell, Johns, Rauschenberg, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Robert Rauschenberg: on and off the wall, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain Nice, Nice, France (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg-Combines, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios and Short Stories, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, IN (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (solo)

 

2004
Mostly Photography - Art since 1980 from the Collection, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
What´s modern?, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Made in USA popart, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, France
Robert Rauschenberg, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
15 Minutes of Fame: 20 Years of Pop Prints, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 
Robert Rauschenberg, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Robert Rauschenberg: Current Scenarios, Wadsworth Museum of Art, Hartford, CT (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Scent and Pull, Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH

 

2003
Popular, Pop & Post-Pop: Color Screenprints 1930s to Now, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - Prints & Unique Work, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)

 

2002
An American Legacy, A Gift to New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Robert Rauschenberg - Les dix dernières années, Musée Maillol - Fondation Dina Vierny, Paris, France (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - Short Stories, Waddington Galleries, London, UK (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Recent Work, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (solo)

 

2001
Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Robert Rauschenberg - Ruminations, Völcker & freunde gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Marrakech, La Caja Negra, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Short Stories, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

 

2000
Robert Rauschenberg - Apogamy Pods, PaceWildenstein, New York City, NY(solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - Darryl Pottorf, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany
Robert Rauschenberg - Synapsis Shuffle, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
Highlights of Late 20th-Century Art from the Sydney and Frances Lewis Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Robert Rauschenberg: Recent Work, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL (solo)

 

1999
Robert Rauschenberg - Malerei, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Robert Rauschenberg - Obra gráfica (1967-1979), Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca, Spain (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA(solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - Photographs, Galleria Rubin, Milano, Italy (solo)

 

1998
Robert Rauschenberg. Obra gráfica 1967-1979, Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani (Fundación Juan March), Palma de MallorcaSpain (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - Retrospectiva, Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg - Anagrams (A Pun), Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

 

1997
Retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY in collaboration with the Menil Collection, Houston, TX Travelled to the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain)(solo)

 

1996
Robert Rauschenberg - Anagrams, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY;Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Major Printed Works, 1962 1995, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg: Sculpture, Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL (solo)

 

1995
Robert Rauschenberg: Sculpture, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX (solo)
Quake in Paradise - A Labyrinth, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Rauschenberg, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

 

1994
Albers, Rauschenberg, Stella - Graphik 1967-1970, Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich

 

1993
Robert Rauschenberg, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain (solo)

 

1992
Robert Rauschenberg: Wax Fire Works, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

1991
Robert Rauschenberg: The Early 1950s, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo)

 

1990
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Robert Rauschenberg Soviet American Array, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)

 

1989
Robert Rauschenberg Bellini Series, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)

 

1988
Rauschenberg, 34 Drawings for Dante's Inferno and Selections from the Drawings Collection, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY (solo)

 

1987
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 

1986
Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Interchange, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Robert Rauschenberg: Photographs 1949–1984, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (solo)

 

1985
Rauschenberg, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Robert Rauschenberg, Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Fundación Juan March, Madrid, Spain (solo)

 

1984
Rauschenberg/Performance, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (solo)

 

1982
Rauschenberg in China, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY (solo)

 

1981
Rauschenberg in the Rockies, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France (solo)

 

1980
Robert Rauschenberg, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)

 

1970–1971
Stoned moon series, Lithographien 1969-1970, Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland

 

1970
Robert Rauschenberg : prints 1948-1970, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN (solo)

 

1969
Robert Rauschenberg in Black and White, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Robert Rauschenberg: Selections, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX (solo)

 

1968
Rauschenberg: Soundings, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY (solo)

 

1965
Rauschenberg: 34 Drawings for Dante's Inferno, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
Robert Rauschenberg, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (solo)

 

1964
Robert Rauschenberg, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (solo)

 

1963
Retrospective, Jewish Museum, New York, NY (solo)

 

1951
Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY (solo)