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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. Rauschenberg was both a painter and a sculptor, but he also worked with photography, printmaking, papermaking and performance.Rauschenberg received numerous awards during his nearly 60-year artistic career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Rauschenberg has received more than 1,665,457 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Rauschenberg is the 371st most popular painter (down from 292nd in 2019), the 1,261st most popular biography from United States (down from 884th 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 371 out of 1,421Before him are Paul Sérusier, Stefan Lochner, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, John Bauer, Pieter Coecke van Aelst, and Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson. After him are Richard Hamilton, Domenico Veneziano, Joseph Kosuth, Lucian Freud, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, and André Masson.

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Among people born in 1925, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 73Before him are Baruch Samuel Blumberg, Hilda Gadea, Hal Holbrook, Oliver Smithies, József Bozsik, and Bill Haley. After him are Ernest Gellner, Michel de Certeau, Harry Harrison, Joshua Lederberg, Leo Esaki, and John DeLorean. Among people deceased in 2008, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 46Before him are Aimé Césaire, Dino Risi, Phil Hill, George Habash, George Emil Palade, and Tassos Papadopoulos. After him are Horst Tappert, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Giuseppe Di Stefano, George Carlin, Joshua Lederberg, and Dražan Jerković.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 1,261 out of 18,182Before him are Donna Haraway (1944), Dwight Schultz (1947), David McClelland (1917), Alyson Hannigan (1974), Timothy McVeigh (1968), and Erskine Caldwell (1903). After him are Chris Columbus (1958), Alan J. Heeger (1936), Lisa Kudrow (1963), John Forsythe (1918), Joan Didion (1934), and Dennis Rader (1945).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 9Before him are Edward Hopper (1882), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Man Ray (1890), Margaret Keane (1927), Norman Rockwell (1894), and James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834). After him are Joseph Kosuth (1945), Grandma Moses (1860), Lyonel Feininger (1871), Bob Ross (1942), Frederic Edwin Church (1826), and Grant Wood (1891).