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 1,558,323 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Robert Rauschenberg is the 293rd most popular painter (up from 314th in 2019), the 885th most popular biography from United States (up from 952nd in 2019) and the 8th 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 293 out of 1,428Before him are Franz Stuck, Carel Fabritius, Peder Severin Krøyer, Claude Joseph Vernet, Paul Delaroche, and Oskar Schlemmer. After him are John Singer Sargent, Sebastiano del Piombo, David Teniers the Younger, Carl Spitzweg, Léon Bakst, and Horace Vernet.

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Among people born in 1925, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 57Before him are Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Frei Otto, Barbara Bush, Roy J. Glauber, Milton Obote, and Juan Alberto Schiaffino. After him are Baruch Samuel Blumberg, Bülent Ecevit, Oscar Peterson, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jean Tinguely, and Claude Lanzmann. Among people deceased in 2008, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 30Before him are Edward Norton Lorenz, Jules Dassin, Jacques Piccard, Mahmoud Darwish, Mel Ferrer, and Michael Crichton. After him are Willis Lamb, John Archibald Wheeler, Masanobu Fukuoka, Ivan Rebroff, Horst Tappert, and Aimé Césaire.

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Among people born in United States, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 885 out of 15,968Before him are John J. Pershing (1860), Woody Harrelson (1961), Michelle Obama (1964), Keith Haring (1958), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), and Martin Seligman (1942). After him are Daniel Keyes (1927), Robert Solow (1924), John L. Hall (1934), Ray Tomlinson (1941), Richard Dean Anderson (1950), and Richard Crenna (1926).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Robert Rauschenberg ranks 8Before him are Edward Hopper (1882), Man Ray (1890), Mary Cassatt (1844), Margaret Keane (1927), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), and Norman Rockwell (1894). After him are James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Lyonel Feininger (1871), Joseph Kosuth (1945), Grant Wood (1891), Jasper Johns (1930), and Bob Ross (1942).