Robert Rauschenberg

1925 - 2008

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Milton Ernest "Robert" Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008) was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the Pop art movement. Rauschenberg is well known for his Combines (1954–1964), a group of artworks which incorporated everyday objects as art materials and which blurred the distinctions between painting and sculpture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Rauschenberg has received more than 1,850,371 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Robert Rauschenberg is the 379th most popular painter (down from 370th in 2019), the 1,226th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,261st in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Painter.

Robert Rauschenberg is most famous for his "combines" which are artworks that incorporate different mediums, such as painting, sculpture, photography, and drawing.

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Among painters, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 379 out of 2,023Before him are Francesco Melzi, Émile Bernard, Leonora Carrington, Édouard Vuillard, Aelbert Cuyp, and Marie Laurencin. After him are Giuseppe Castiglione, David Teniers the Younger, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Orcagna, Armand Guillaumin, and Friedrich von Amerling.

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Among people born in 1925, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 73Before him are David Elazar, Michele Ferrero, William Styron, Moshe Arens, Leo Esaki, and Veljko Kadijević. After him are Dick Van Dyke, Oscar Peterson, Ernest Gellner, Hilda Gadea, Charles Chaplin Jr., and Claude Lanzmann. Among people deceased in 2008, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 46Before him are Masanobu Fukuoka, Chiara Lubich, George Carlin, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Lansana Conté, and Dražan Jerković. After him are Janez Drnovšek, Phil Hill, Dino Risi, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Dorothy Vaughan, and Horst Tappert.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 1,226 out of 20,380Before him are Mike Portnoy (1967), Dave Brubeck (1920), Allen Dulles (1893), Tess Gerritsen (1953), Sonny Liston (1932), and Izzy Stradlin (1962). After him are Scarlett Johansson (1984), Tyrone Power (1914), Robert Noyce (1927), Edna Purviance (1895), Blake Edwards (1922), and Dick Van Dyke (1925).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 9Before him are Man Ray (1890), Edward Hopper (1882), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Grant Wood (1891), Richard Serra (1939), and Norman Rockwell (1894). After him are Frederic Edwin Church (1826), Joseph Kosuth (1945), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Bob Ross (1942), Lyonel Feininger (1871), and Sol LeWitt (1928).