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Cincinnati, Ohio

Birth year

Lives in
New York and Putney, Vermont

Works in
New York and Putney, Vermont


Jim Dine was born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at night at the Art Academy of Cincinnati during his senior year of high school and then attended the University of Cincinnati, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Ohio University, Athens, from which he received his BFA in 1957. Dine moved to New York in 1959 and soon became a pioneer of the Happenings movement together with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman. He exhibited at the Judson Gallery, New York, in 1958 and 1959, and his first solo show took place at the Reuben Gallery, New York, in 1960.

Dine is closely associated with the development of Pop art in the early 1960s. Frequently he affixed everyday objects, such as tools, rope, shoes, articles of clothing, and even a bathroom sink, to his canvases. Characteristically, these objects were Dine’s personal possessions. This autobiographical content was evident in Dine’s early Crash series of 1959–60 and appeared as well in subsequent recurrent themes and images, such as the Palettes, Hearts, and bathrobe Self-Portraits. He later added gates, trees, and Venus to his repertoire of recurring motifs. Dine has also made a number of three-dimensional works and environments, and is well known for his drawings and prints. He has written and illustrated several books of poetry.

In 1965, Dine was a guest lecturer at Yale University, New Haven, and artist-in-residence at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. He was a visiting critic at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1966. From 1967 to 1971, he and his family lived in London. Dine has been given solo shows in museums in Europe and the United States. In 1970, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, organized a major retrospective of his work, and in 1978 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presented a retrospective of his etchings. Since then, Dine has been the subject of major retrospectives at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (1984–85), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (1999), and National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (2004). Dine lives in New York, Paris, and Walla Walla, Washington.

Jim Dine has been called a pop artist, although his aesthetic is far more within the tradition of Abstract Expressionism, Dada and Neo-Surrealists. There is a theatrical quality in his work in the dramatic placement of actual objects, either attached to the painted surface or placed before it to set up an interaction among the elements. In the mid-sixties, he made a number of free-standing cast aluminum and, in the following decade, he began producing works in series. In the 1980s, his interest in objects evolved towards the creation of sculpture. In 2008, Jim Dine inaugurated a nine meter high bronze statue depicting a walking Pinocchio, named Walking to Borås.

Jim Dine Biography

1935 Born Cincinnati, Ohio

1953 - 1955 Studies at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH and Boston Museum School, Boston, MA

1957 BFA, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1957 Marries Nancy Minto

1958 Enrolls in graduate study at Ohio University

1961 First Solo exhibition at Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, New York

1962 Begins fourteen-year association with Sonnabend Gallery, New York, Paris, France and Geneva, Switzerland

1959 - 1965 Participates in Happenings in New York City

1965 Guest Lecturer, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

1965 Artist-in-residence, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

1966 Visiting critic, Colege of Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

1966 Moves to London, England

1970 Retrospective at Whitney Museum of American Art New York

1970 Returns to the United States and settles in Putney, Vermont

1975 Designs interior of Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California

1976 Artists-in-residence, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, at the invitation of Thomas Krens

1976 Begins association with The Pace Gallery, New York

1977 First one-man show at The Pace Gallery, New York

1977 - 1980 Serves on Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum selection committee

1980 Elected to American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York

1982 Lessons in Nuclear Peace commissioned for library at Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark

1984 - 1985 Travels to Phoenix, Arizona; Saint Louis, Missouri; Akron, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Washington D.C.

1985 Moves from Vermont to New York, NY

1985 Paint large mural for John Nuveen & Co. in Chicago, Illinois

1985 Participates in Sculpture Chicago International, Chicago, Illinois

1986 Designs sets and costumes for Houston Grand Opera' s 1986-87 season presentation of Richard Strauss's Salome

1987 Double Boston Venus installed at Centennial Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio

1989 A three-part sculpture installed outside 1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

1992 Receives the Pyramid Atlantic Award of Distinction in Washington, D.C.

1993 Teaches at the Internationale Sommerakademie fur Bildende Kuns, Salzburg, Austria

Selected Exhibitions

2009 Jim Dine: New Works, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)

2008 Thordén Wetterling Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden (solo)

2008 Jim Dine, YARGER / STRAUSS Contemporary, Beverly Hills, CA

2008 The Odyssey of Jim Dine, Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimee, La Louviere

2007 Stopover, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld

2005 Pinocchio as I Knew Him, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago.

2004 Göttingen - Paris, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago(solo)
Drawings of Jim Dine, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
New Paintings, Photographs and a Sculpture, Pace Wildenstein, New York. (solo)

2003 Jim Dine, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Jim Dine: Recent Works, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, Göttingen - Paris, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago(solo)
Drawings of Jim Dine, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
New Paintings, Photographs and a Sculpture, Pace Wildenstein, New York. (solo)Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm.
Jim Dine: Photography Exhibition, Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris
Jim Dine Drawing, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

2002 Print Retrospective, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota (solo)

2002 Photographs and Paintings, Pace Prints, New York (solo)

2002 Drawings, National Gallery, Washington D.C. (solo)

2002 Prints, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (solo)

2001 Galerie Daniel Templon (solo)

2001 Wildenstein, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

2000 Galerie Daniel Templon (solo)

2000 Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)

2000 Subjects, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (solo)

1999 Photographs: PaceWildenstein, New York (solo)

1998 Dine and Picasso prints, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (solo)

1997 Photographs, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (solo)

1996 Didier Imbert, Paris, France (solo)

1996 Art Life Ltd: Touring to Tokyo, Miyagi, Hokkaido, Kagawa, Fukushima, Gifu (solo)

1995 Pace Editions, New York (solo)

1995 Winter Dream, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (solo)

1995 Gerhard Wurzer Gallery, Texas (solo)

1995 Civico Museo Revoltella, Trieste, Italy (solo)

1994 Jim Dine: Wall drawings, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany (solo)

1994 Campbell Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco (solo)

1994 Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Zurich, Germany (solo)

1994 Salzburg Residenz-galerie, Salzburg, Austria (solo)

1994 Pace Gallery, New York (solo)

1993 - 1994 Retrospective, Borås Konstmuseum Sweden; Traveled

1993 Exhibition of Glyptothek drawings, Madison Art Center Madison, WI; Traveled

1993 Jim Dine: Paintings, Sculpture, Galleri Haaken, Oslo (solo)

1993 Jim Dine: New Paintings, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (solo)

1993 Jim Dine: Ten Winter Tools, Associated American Artists, New York (solo)

1993 Jim Dine: Drawings from the Glyptotek, Madison Art Center, Wisconsin; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida (solo)

1992 Jim Dine, Gallerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)

1992 Important Sculpture by Jim Dine, Avenue Galleries, Palm Beach, Florida; Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone-machi, Japan (solo)

1992 Jim Dine: Recent Prints, Pace Editions, New York (solo)

1991 Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, France (solo)

1991 Jim Dine: New Paintings and Sculpture, The Pace Gallery, New York (solo)

1990 - 1991 Retrospective, Isetan Museum of Art & Museum of Art Tokyo & Osaka - Japan (solo)

1990 Jim Dine: Drawing, The Pace Gallery, New York

1990 In Der Glyptotek. Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptotek, Munich Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen Nelson-Atkins

1990 Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

1988 - 1990 Retrospective of Drawings, The Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, OH; Traveled

1989 Jim Dine: Youth and the Maiden and Related Works, Graphicsche sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria (solo)

1989 Jim Dine: New Paintings, Sculpture and Graphic Work, Waddington Galleries, London, UK (solo)

1988 Drawings Jim Dine 1973-87, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California (solo)

1988 Jim Dine: New Paintings, The Pace Gallery, New York (solo)

1988 Jim Dine: Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings, Prints, 1959-1987, Galleria d'Art Moderna Ca'Pesaro, Venice, Italy (solo)

1986 - 1987 Jim Dine: Prints 1977-85, Davison Art Center and Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri (solo)

1986 - 1987 The University Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee; Williams College Museum of Modern Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts (solo)

1986 - 1987 Jim Dine: Peintures et Sculptures, Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)

1986 - 1987 Waddington Graphics, London, UK (solo)

1986 - 1987 Fuji Television Gallery, Toyko, Japan (solo)

1986 Jim Dine: Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, The Pace Gallery, New York (solo)

1986 Jim Dine: Mono-prints and Sculptures, Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland; Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)

1986 Jim Dine: Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

1984 - 1985 Retrospective, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN; Traveled

1979 - 1980 Jim Dine: Figure Drawings 1975-79, The University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California; The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas; Reed College, Portland, Oregon; Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, Idaho; Springfield Toni Birckhead Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio (solo)

1979 Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France (solo)

1979 Jim Dine: Oeuvre sur papier 1978-79, Galerie Alice Paulie, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)

1978 Jim Dine: New Paintings. The Pace Gallery, New York (solo)

1978 The Pace Gallery, Colombus, Ohio (solo)

1978 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

1977 Jim Dine: Paintings, Drawings, Etchings, 1976, The Pace Gallery, New York (solo)

1977 Jim Dine: Works on Paper 1975-76, Waddington and Tooth Galleries II, London, UK (solo)

1976 Jim Dine Prints 1970-1977, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Johnson Gallery, MIddlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont; University Art Gallery, State University of New York, Albany, New York (solo)

1976 Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (solo)

1975 Centre Cultural Americain, Paris, France (solo)

1975 Centre des Arts Plastiques Contemporains, Bordeaux, France (solo)

1974 Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)

1974 Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (solo)

1974 La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California (solo)

1974 Sonnabend Gallery, New York (solo)

1973 Galerie Gerald Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)

1973 Sonnabend Gallery, New York (solo)

1972 Galerie Gimpel & Hanover, Zurich, Germany (solo)

1972 Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France (solo)

1971 Stadtishe Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)

1971 Galerie der Spiegel, Cologne, Germany (solo)

1971 Gallerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France (solo)

1971 Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland (solo)

1971 Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)

1971 Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (solo)

1971 Staatliche Museum, Berlin, Germany (solo)

1970 Whitney Musem of American Art, New York

1970 Galerie Mikro, Berlin, Germany (solo)

1970 Kestner-Gessellschaft, Hannover, Germany (solo)

1970 Museo Civico, Galleria d'Art Moderna, Turin, Italy (solo)

1970 Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Wolfgang-Gurlitt-museum, Linz, Austria (solo)

1970 Palais des Beaux-Arts, Burssels, Belgium (solo)

1970 Jim Dine, Sonnabend Gallery, New York (solo)

1970 Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY

1969 Reuben Gallery New York, NY

1969 Galerie Ileasna Sonnabend, Paris, France (solo)

1969 Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany (solo)

1969 Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (solo)

1969 Robert Fraser Gallery, London, UK (solo)

1967 Galerie Ricke, Kassel, Germany (solo)

1967 Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany (solo)

1967 Harcus/Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts (solo)

1967 Jim Dine: Designs for A Midsummer Night's Dream (solo)

1967 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

1967 Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (solo)

1967 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)

1967 Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (solo)

1966 Robert Faser Gallery, London (solo)

1965 Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Turin, Italy (solo)

1965 Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio (solo)

1965 Robert Faser Gallery, London (solo)

1964 Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (solo)

1963 Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany (solo)

1963 Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France (solo)

1963 Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (solo)

1963 Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (solo)

1962 Galleria dell'Areite, Milan, Italy (solo)

1961 Martha Jackson Gallery, New York (solo)
Recent Exhibits

Jim Dine participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2015 Summer Exhibition
Alan Cristea Gallery- 34 Cork St
Jul, 2015 Summer Exhibition
Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St
Jun, 2015 City of Glass
Galerie Daniel Templon
Jun, 2015 Pop Art Design: Art and Design at Høvikodden
Henie Onstad Art Centre
Mar, 2015 SMALL art Auction
A&D Gallery
Feb, 2015 Tools: Works on Paper from the '60s and '70s
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery
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Alan Cristea Gallery- 34 Cork St Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St
Galerie Daniel Templon Henie Onstad Art Centre
A&D Gallery Senior & Shopmaker Gallery
Alan Cristea Gallery San Diego Museum of Art
Hudgens Art Center The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The George Economou Collection 31&34 Cork St. London W1S 3NU
MIT List Visual Arts Center Cantor Arts Center
Chazen Museum of Art Leslie Sacks Fine Art
Adamar Fine Arts National Academy Museum
Bibliothèque nationale de France - François-Mitterrand Smithsonian American Art Museum
Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech National Academy School
Hauser & Wirth 18th Street New York Tampa Museum of Art
Denis Bloch Fine Art Akron Art Museum
Pace Gallery - 510 W 25th Pace Gallery - 25th St.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Pace Gallery - 57th St.
ESSL MUSEUM Philadelphia Museum of Art
Hollis Taggart Galleries Antoine Helwaser Gallery
Mori Art Museum Long Beach Museum of Art
Dia Art Foundation Waterhouse & Dodd
Georgia Museum of Art Octavia Art Gallery
Leila Heller Gallery - Chelsea Royal Academy of Arts
Delamar Greenwich Harbor Azzurra
Pace Gallery 508 W. 25th Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave. KM Fine Arts - Chicago
Hickory Museum of Art Grove Retrospective Gallery
Scream Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
Goethe & Lina Ltd Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
Galerie Proarta Meyerovich Gallery
Akademie der Künste - Hanseatenweg University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus)
Murphy And Dine Gallery Wainscott Affinity Galleries
Altman Siegel Gallery Fraenkel Gallery
Leslie Sacks Contemporary Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art Nevada Museum of Art
John Berggruen Gallery Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago
The Royal Institute of Great Britain Palm Springs Art Museum
Michael Rosenthal Gallery Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Leo Castelli Gallery
C4 - Cucaracha Club of Culver City Pace Prints-Chelsea
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center The Getty Villa
Getty Center Los Angeles Michele Mosko Fine Art
KN Gallery Pratt Manhattan Gallery
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Danforth Museum of Art
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