Jim Dine Hon RA
Jim Dine Hon RA
Jim Dine’s prolific career as printmaker, painter and sculptor has spanned over six decades, and his iconic images are internationally renowned. Born 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” together with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman.
Since his first solo exhibition in 1960, Dine’s paintings, sculptures, photography, and prints have been the subject of nearly 300 solo exhibitions worldwide. In 1970 the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, organised a major retrospective of his work, and in 1978 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presented a retrospective of his etchings. He is one of the most naturally gifted printmakers working today and in recent years he has had print retrospectives at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, and Centre de la Gravure et de l‘Image Imprimée, Belgium. Dine lives and works in Paris, New York and Walla Walla, Washington.
Dine recently gifted over 200 prints to the British Museum, a number of these prints will be included in the British Museum’s major upcoming modern American prints exhibition in 2017. The Alan Cristea Gallery will stage a solo exhibition of new prints by Dine in 2017.
Born: 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Elected Hon RA: 10 December 2014
Preferred media: Painting, Watercolour, Assemblage, Happenings, Lithography, Photography, Sculpture, and Performance art
I have a real romance with printing. The passion I feel for the way printers can wipe a plate and use ink in the sensitive way to illuminate what I’ve drawn is really a privilege. I learned everything I know about printing from printers.