James Rosenquist

1933 - 2017

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James Rosenquist (November 29, 1933 – March 31, 2017) was an American artist and one of the proponents of the pop art movement. Drawing from his background working in sign painting, Rosenquist's pieces often explored the role of advertising and consumer culture in art and society, utilizing techniques he learned making commercial art to depict popular cultural icons and mundane everyday objects. While his works have often been compared to those from other key figures of the pop art movement, such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Rosenquist's pieces were unique in the way that they often employed elements of surrealism using fragments of advertisements and cultural imagery to emphasize the overwhelming nature of ads. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Rosenquist has received more than 331,648 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). James Rosenquist is the 851st most popular painter (up from 885th in 2019), the 2,896th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,903rd in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, James Rosenquist ranks 851 out of 1,428Before him are Albrecht Adam, Emanuel Leutze, Toyen, Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, Stradanus, and Alonso Berruguete. After him are Georges Mathieu, Toriyama Sekien, Barent Fabritius, Xia Gui, Jean François de Troy, and Jean Hey.

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Among people born in 1933, James Rosenquist ranks 152Before him are Julie Newmar, Sandra Milo, Dan Flavin, Ludovico Scarfiotti, Doyle Brunson, and Andrei Voznesensky. After him are Hossein Nasr, Joachim Meisner, John Aniston, Lamine Diack, Alan Stacey, and Otto Barić. Among people deceased in 2017, James Rosenquist ranks 147Before him are Jacques Simon, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Brunhilde Pomsel, Charles Bachman, Tom Petty, and Claude Rich. After him are Vito Acconci, Joachim Meisner, Daliah Lavi, Robert Miles, Jiro Taniguchi, and John Wetton.

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Among people born in United States, James Rosenquist ranks 2,896 out of 15,968Before him are Donna Karan (1948), Glenn Curtiss (1878), Frances Arnold (1956), James Curtis Hepburn (1815), Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), and Mary-Louise Parker (1964). After him are Ernest King (1878), Chris McCandless (1968), Dan Quayle (1947), Joseph Valachi (1904), Katherine MacGregor (1925), and Vito Acconci (1940).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, James Rosenquist ranks 33Before him are Donald Judd (1928), Dorothea Tanning (1910), Cindy Sherman (1954), Will Sampson (1933), Benjamin West (1738), and George Segal (1924). After him are Evel Knievel (1938), Winslow Homer (1836), Sam Francis (1923), Grandma Moses (1860), Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930), and Barbara Kruger (1945).