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James Rosenquist (born 1933) is an American Pop artist originally from North Dakota. Rosenquist’s contemporaries include artists like Claes Oldenberg, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns. Rosenquist, a master of Pop, was influenced by commercial art and mass produced goods. His works often burst with underlying storytelling and curious imagery.

James Rosenquist was born in North Dakota. At a young age, he was encouraged by his mother to pursue art. Rosenquist went on to study art at the University of Minnesota.

In 1954, Rosenquist created his first commercial billboard painting, and shortly after he attended the Art Students League on a scholarship.

After graduating, Rosenquist became a billboard painter. This experience created a strong sense of foundation for his later artwork, which was often as large in scale like his commercial work.

Rosenquist’s expression was often openly political, and his iconic image of the F-111 (from 1965), was a breakthrough statement for the artist.

Today Rosenquist’s works are included in major institutions including The Art Institute of Chicago, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Tate Modern, The Rose Art Museum, The National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian Institution), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

2016 – Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii

2016 – Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Florida

2015 – The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York

2014 – Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm

2013 – North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks

2012 – Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Santa Monica

2010 – Acquavella Contemporary Art, Inc., New York

2009 – DaFeng Gallery, Beijing

2008 – Jablonka Galerie, Berlin

2007 – Acquavella Contemporary Art, Inc., New York

2006 – Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida

2005 – Acquavella Contemporary Art, Inc., New York

2004 – Godt-Clear Projects, Las Vegas

2003 – Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York

2003 – Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

2001 – Gagosian Gallery, New York

2000 – Salvador Dalí Museum, Petersberg

1999 – Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

1998 – Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin

1997 – Center for Contemporary Graphic Art and Tyler Graphics Archive Collection, Japan

1996 – Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, California

1996 – Indigo Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida

1995 – Pyo Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1994 – Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

1994 – Wetterling Two Gallery, Singapore

1993 – Galerie Thaddaeus Repas, Salzburg

1992 – Gagosian Gallery, New York

1991 – Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow

1990 – Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1990 – Erika Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco

1989 – Richard L. Feigen & Company, Chicago

1988 – USF Art Museum, College of Fine Arts, Florida

1987 – Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris

1986 – Heland Thordén Wetterling Galleries, Stockholm

1985 – Traveling Exhibition: The Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Des Moines Art Center, Iowa; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.

1984 – Thordén Wetterling Galleries, Stockholm

1983 – Center for the Fine Arts, Miami

1982 – Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

1982 – Metropolitan Museum of Art and Art Center, Coral Gables, Florida

1981 – Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1980 – Texas Gallery, Houston

1979 – Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

1978 – Mayor Gallery, London

1977 – Jacksonville Art Museum, Florida

1977 – Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

1976 – Mayor Gallery, London

1975 – Castelli Graphics, New York

1975 – The New Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

1974 – Jared Sable Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1973 – Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Oregon

1973 – Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany

1972 – Margo Leaving Gallery, Los Angeles

1972 – Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1970 – Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1969 – Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1968 – National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1966 – Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1965 – Traveling Exhibition: The Jewish Museum, New York; Modern Museet, Stockholm; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome

1965 – Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1962 – Green Gallery, New York

(Source: James Rosenquist Website)