Jim Dine

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Birthday
16, 1935
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
16, 1935 (age 81)
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH

About

Artist whose work was featured in the groundbreaking 1962 pop-art exhibit, "New Painting of Common Objects," at the Norton Simon Museum. Foremost proponent of the Neo-Dada movement.

Before Fame

He attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati after earning a BFA from Ohio University in 1957. He rose to fame through his "Happenings" performance art series.

Trivia

His "Walking to Borås" was unveiled in May 2008 and was a nine meter-high bronze statue of a walking Pinocchio.

Family Life

He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended Walnut Hills High School. He married photographer Diana Michener.

Associated With

He collaborated with John Cage, Claes Oldenburg, and Allan Kaprow on the "Happenings" series.