Robert Rauschenberg

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Birthday
22, 1925
Birthplace
Port Arthur, TX
Death Date
May 12, 2008 (82)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1925
Birthplace
Port Arthur, TX
Death Date
May 12, 2008 (82)

About

Painter and pop artist known for his graphic art and his innovative use of materials. Best known for "Combines" from the 1950s.

Before Fame

He studied under Josef Albers, who established the Bauhaus School and taught at Black Mountain College.

Trivia

He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1993 and the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts in 1995.

Family Life

He married and had a son with Susan Weil in the 1950s. He later formed relationships with Jasper Johns and Cy Twombly.

Associated With

He collaborated with composer and writer John Cage.