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Biography of Jim Dine

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b. 1935, Cincinnati, Ohio

1935
Born on June 16.
1951–53
Takes night classes at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
1953–55
Attends the College of Applied Arts at the University of Cincinnati and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
1955
Transfers to Ohio University in Athens, graduating with a fine arts degree in 1957.
Continues to study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston at the same time.
1958
Moves to Patchogue, Long Island, and later to New York City.
1959
Takes part in a group exhibition at Judson Gallery in New York.
1960
With Claes Oldenburg, presents the exhibition Ray Gun at Judson Gallery in New York, which includes Dine's first environment, The House.
Stages his first performance piece, The Smiling Workman, in conjunction with the exhibition.
Has his first solo exhibition, at Reuben Gallery in New York.
Takes part in his first museum show, Young Americans at the Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
1962
Exhibits at Martha Jackson Gallery in New York and holds his first solo exhibition in Europe, at the Galleria dell'Ariete in Milan.
1963
Exhibits at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
1964
Takes part in the XXXII Biennale di Venezia.
1965
Teaches as a guest professor at Yale University.
Works as an artist-in-residence at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin presents an exhibition of his work created during the residency.
Exhibits at Gian Enzo Sperone in Turin.
1966
Exhibits at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Scotland Yard removes a series of Dine's works from Robert Fraser Gallery in London on grounds of obscenity.
1967
Works as a visiting critic at Cornell University.
Moves to London.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York presents Jim Dine: Designs for a Midsummer Night's Dream.
1968
Takes part in Documenta 4 in Kassel, Germany.
1969
Exhibits at the Kunstverein München in Munich and the Kunsthalle Nürnberg in Nuremberg.
1970
The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York organizes a major retrospective exhibition of Dine's work. Exhibits at the Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna in Turin.
1971
Moves back to the United States, settling in Putney, Vermont.
The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam presents a comprehensive exhibition of Dine's work that later travels to the Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.
1974
Exhibits at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, California.
1975
Designs the interior of the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
1976
An exhibition of Dine's prints from the early 1970s is presented at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and later travels to other museums in the
United States.
1977
Participates in Documenta 6 in Kassel, Germany.
1978
The Museum of Modern Art in New York organizes a retrospective of Dine's etchings that later travels to other museums in the United States.
1979
Exhibits recent works on paper at Galerie Claude Bernard in Paris.
An exhibition of Dine's drawings opens at the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach, and later travels to several other museums in the United States.
1980
Elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
1984
The major retrospective Jim Dine: Five Themes is presented at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and later travels to several other museums in the United States.
1985
Moves to New York.
Creates a mural for John Nuveen & Co. in Chicago.
1986
Designs the costumes and sets for the Richard Strauss opera Salomé at the Houston Grand Opera.
A retrospective of Dine's graphic work is shown at the Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and later travels to several other museums in the United States.
1988
The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati organizes a retrospective of Dine's drawings that later travels to other museums in the United States.
The Galleria d'Arte Moderna Ca' Pesaro in Venice presents a retrospective of Dine's drawings, paintings, and sculptures.
1991
The Hakone Open-Air Museum in Hakone, Japan, presents an exhibition of Dine's work.
1992
Receives the Pyramid Atlantic Award of Distinction in Washington, D.C.
1993
Teaches at the Internationale Sommerakademie fur Bildende Kunst in Salzburg.
1996
The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, presents Jim Dine: The Iconic Object.
The show Jim Dine: The Body and Its Metaphors travels to several museums in Japan.
1997
Exhibits photographs at Alan Cristea Gallery in London.
Dine's Three Red Spanish Venuses is included in The Guggenheim Museums and the Art of This Century, the inaugural exhibition of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
1999
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York organizes Jim Dine: Walking Memory, 1959–1969, which later travels to the Cincinnati Art Museum.
2000
Participates in the show 2000 ans de creation... d'après l'Antique at the Musée du Louvre in Paris.
2002
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts holds a retrospective of Dine's graphic works.
2004
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., presents a major exhibition of Dine's drawings.
2006
In honor of the dedication of its new sculpture garden, the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, installs an exhibition of ten outdoor sculptures by Dine.
2007
The exhibition Jim Dine: Pinocchio is shown at PaceWildenstein in New York.
The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen in Caen, France, presents the exhibition L'odyssée de Jim Dine.
2008
The Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore presents the exhibition Front Room: Jim Dine.
Installs a 33-foot-tall bronze sculpture of Pinocchio, commissioned by the city of Borås, Sweden.
Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris presents two exhibitions devoted to the artist's work: Jim Dine: Pinocchio and Jim Dine: Pinocchio Prints.
2009
The Borås Konstmuseum in Borås, Sweden, presents the exhibition Boy in the World (A Memoir): Jim Dine. Dine's work is featured in Stage Pictures: Drawing for Performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and in Made in USA: L'art américain dans les collections du Centre de la Gravure at the Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimée in La Louvière, Belgium.
2010
The Alan Cristea Gallery of London inaugurates Jim Dine: Hearts from New York, Goettingen, and New Delhi. His work is displayed, together with that of other artists, at the Black Cube Gallery in Barcelona; the Galerie Wolfgang Exner and the MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, both in Vienna; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte
Reina Sofía in Madrid; The Pace Gallery in New York; and the Musée Maillol - Fondation Dina Vierny in Paris.
2011
The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Michigan inaugurates a retrospective of Dines sculptures, featuring 20 pieces dating from the 1950s to the present day. Gives a talk about the exhibition at the Park. The Pace Gallery, New York, and the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya, Japan, dedicate an exhibition each to the Dine.
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