Jim Dine(1935-), American artist
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Born and raised in Ohio, where he studied at the Arts Academy and later the Boston Museum School and Ohio University, Dine moved to New York in 1958. Here he was involved with the early performances known as Happenings. His assemblages, created by affixing household objects to canvases, caused him to be associated with Pop, while a strong autobiographical content differentiated him from other Pop artists. Recurring imagery included painting implements, tools, hearts and bathrobes. He has had major retrospectives at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1970) and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1978). More recent solo exhibitions include Walking Memory, 1959-1969 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1999).