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Biography of James Rosenquist

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b. 1933, Grand Forks, North Dakota

1933
Born on November 29.
1948
Wins a scholarship to study for four weekends at the Minneapolis School of Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
1952
Enrolls at the University of Minnesota, where he studies for two years.
1955
Receives a grant to study at the Art Students League and moves to New York.
1956
Meets artists Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns.
1960
Having painted advertising billboards in Minneapolis and New York, begins to incorporate the techniques in his paintings.
1962
Holds his first solo show, at Green Gallery in New York, where he will exhibit again two years later.
1963
Creates a mural for the New York State Pavilion at the1964 World's Fair in New York. Takes part in the exhibition Americans 1963 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Six Painters and the Object at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Receives the Norman Wait Harris Bronze Medal for his participation in the Annual Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.
1964
Rosenquist's first solo exhibition in Europe is held at Galerie Ileana Sonnabend in Paris.
1965
The Jewish Museum in New York exhibits the work F-111 , which later travels to Stockholm and Amsterdam, and in the following year Baden-Baden and Rome.
1967
The painting Forest Ranger and other works by Rosenquist are included in the group exhibition Campo vitale: Mostra internazionale d'arte contemporanea at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice. Takes part in the IX Bienal de São Paulo.
1968
The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa holds a retrospective exhibition of Rosenquist's work. Participates in Documenta 4 in Kassel, Germany.
1969
Leo Castelli Gallery in New York mounts a show of Rosenquist's work. Rosenquist's work is included in New York Painting and Sculpture 1940–1970 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
1970
Leo Castelli Gallery in New York mounts two shows of Rosenquist's work.
1972
Retrospective exhibitions of Rosenquist's work are presented at the Kunsthalle Köln in Cologne and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
1974
Rosenquist's work is featured in the exhibition American Pop Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
1977
Participates in Documenta 6 in Kassel, Germany.
1978
Rosenquist's work is shown in the International Pavilion at the XXXVIII Biennale di Venezia and at the Mayor Gallery in London.
1979
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, holds the first retrospective exhibition of Rosenquist's graphic work.
1982
Exhibits at the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami and is commissioned to design a mural for the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York, which will be installed in 1984.
1983
Receives the World Print Award from the World Print Council in San Francisco.
1984
Heland-Thordén-Wetterling Galleries in Stockholm presents recent work by Rosenquist.
1985
The Denver Art Museum holds a major retrospective of Rosenquist's work that later travels to several museums in the United States, closing at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Completes Sunshot, a mural commissioned by the Ashley Tower in Tampa, Florida.
1986
Director Erwing Lesier shoots the film James Rosenquist. The Opera Terrace in Stockholm commissions Rosenquist to create a mural for its restaurant.
1987
Named a fellow of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
1988
Receives the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement in Nashville, Tennessee. Exhibits at Leo Castelli Gallery in New York.
1990
Exhibits Welcome to the Water Planet at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
1991
Retrospective exhibitions are presented at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern in Valencia, Spain.
1992
Gagosian Gallery in New York exhibits Rosenquist's work from the early 1960s.
1993
A retrospective exhibition of Rosenquist's graphic work, Time Dust: Complete Graphics, 1962–92, travels to several museums in the United States.
1994
Exhibits at Wetterling Teo Gallery in Singapore.
1995
Rosenquist's work is exhibited at Pyo Gallery in Seoul and the Civico Museo Revoltella, Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Trieste, Italy.
1997
The Center for Contemporary Graphic Art and Tyler Graphics Archive Collection in Fukushima, Japan, organizes an exhibition of Rosenquist's graphic work.
1998
The Swimmer in the Econo-mist opens at the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin. Creates a mural for the Palais de Chaillot in Paris.
1999
Rosenquist's work is included in the exhibition American Pop Art at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
2003
James Rosenquist: A Retrospective opens at the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and then travels to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Rosenquist's work is featured in American Pop Icons at the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas.
2006
The Miami Art Museum presents an exhibition of Rosenquist's work. His work is included in Mirada múltiple at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao.
2007
His work is featured in the exhibitions What Is Painting? Contemporary Art from the Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Art in the USA: 300 Years of Innovation at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and Rembrandt to Rosenquist: Masters of Printmaking at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York.
2008
Jablonka Galerie in Cologne presents the artist's work in the group exhibition Reverb and the solo exhibition James Rosenquist: The Hole in the Center of T ime. Rosenquist's work is featured in the exhibition Pop and Op at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York.
2009
His work is featured in the exhibition Scapa Memories: A Collection at the Museum Tinguely in Basel, and his work Small Doorstop (1963–67) is on view in the exhibition Electricity at Leo Castelli Gallery in New York.
2010
The piece Cervelo Spazio Cosmico is installed at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas. Featured, together with Riva Castleman, and Janice Oresman, at the IPCNY Spring Benefit 2010, International Print Center, New York. His work is included in the group exhibition Hyper Real displayed at MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, and later travels to the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany. His work is also present at the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland; and Muzej moderne i suvremene umjetnosti, Rijeka, Croatia.
2011
Designs Team USA's poster for the Bocuse d'Or Competition held in Lyon, France.
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