Robert Indiana

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Birthday
13, 1928
Birthplace
New Castle, IN
Death Date
May 19, 2018 (89)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1928
Birthplace
New Castle, IN
Death Date
May 19, 2018 (89)

About

Internationally acclaimed pop artist known for his simple, bold, and iconic images. He became known for painting the basketball court in the MECCA arena, his 1-0 sculpture in the Taipei 101 lobby, and his Peace Paintings following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Before Fame

He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and Scotland's Edinburgh College of Art. His EAT sign appeared at the 1964 New York World's Fair as part of the New York State Pavilion.

Trivia

His iconic Ahava (Love) statue was erected at Jerusalem's Israel Museum. He used this same icon in the creation of a 1973 U.S. Postage Stamp.

Family Life

He was born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana, and he led a nomadic childhood that included 21 separate moves.

Associated With

He and Andy Warhol both achieved acclaim as pop artists. Both artists have their work on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.