Jim Dine 1935 —


Jim Dine was born June 16, 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at night at the Cincinnati Art Academy during his senior year of high school and then attended the University of Cincinnati, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Ohio University, Athens, from which he received his B.F.A. in 1957. Dine moved to New York in 1959 and soon became a pioneer creator of Happenings [more] together with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman. He exhibited at the Judson Gallery, New York, in 1958 and 1959, and his first solo show took place at the Reuben Gallery, New York, in 1960.

Dine is closely associated with the development of Pop art [more] in the early 1960s. Frequently he affixed everyday objects, such as tools, rope, shoes, neckties, and other articles of clothing, and even a bathroom sink, to his canvases. Characteristically, these objects were Dine’s personal possessions. This autobiographical content was evident in Dine’s early Crash series of 1959–60 and appeared as well in subsequent recurrent themes and images, such as the Palettes, Hearts, and bathrobe Self-Portraits. Dine has also made a number of three-dimensional works and environments, and is well-known for his drawings and prints. He has written and illustrated several books of poetry.

In 1965, Dine was a guest lecturer at Yale University, New Haven, and artist-in-residence at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. He was a visiting artist at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1967. From 1967 to 1971, he and his family lived in London. Dine has been given solo shows in museums in Europe and the United States. In 1970, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, organized a major retrospective of his work, and in 1978 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presented a retrospective of his etchings. Dine lives in New York and Putney, Vermont.

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Sonny Terry
Acrylic on canvas

48 x 36 inches
Signed, titled dated verso


Born 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lives and works in New York.
1960    Car Crash - Environment
1982     Series of bronze sculptures
1993 + 1994    Taught at the Sommerakademie der Bildenden Künste, Salzburg
Solo exhibitions (selection)


Cologne, SK Stiftung Kultur, Jim Dine
The Photographs, so far Washington, National Gallery, The Drawings of Jim Dine


Zell, Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Villa Haiss, Jim Dine: raven and owls;     fotogravure


New York, Martha Jackson Gallery
Group exhibitions (selection)


Heidenheim, Kunstmuseum, Swimming Pool und Badefreuden in der Kunst des 20.    Jahrhunderts
Cologne, SK Stiftung Kultur, Best of - Blick in die Sammlung
Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Das MoMA in Berlin
Krefeld, Museen Haus Lange - Haus Esters, Harald Braun / Die Leere und die Fülle


Graz, Neue Galerie, SUPPORT 1 - Die Neue Galerie als Sammlung
Bochum, Museum, Das Recht des Bildes - Jüdische Perspektiven in der modernen Kunst
Dusseldorf, museum kunst palast,
The Power of Pop Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum,
The New Vulgarians
Collections (selection)

Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
British Museum, London
Denver Art Museum
Hara Museum, Tokyo
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
Kunsthalle Bremen
Ludwig Forum, Aachen
Musée d´Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne
Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa


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