Jim Dine (American, b.1935) is major post-war artist whose work ranges from vibrant, large-scale paintings to exquisitely-rendered, romantic drawings and bronze sculpture. Dine's debut on the New York art scene came via several "happenings" performances in the early 1960s. Since then Dine's name has been inextricably linked with the Pop Art movement, but his diverse body of work defies such easy categorization. Over the past five decades, Dine has created a wide breadth of work: drawings, works on paper, paintings, assemblages, and sculpture. His subjects have included plants, animals, figures, puppets, and self-portraits, and his iconic depictions of hearts, tools, and robes have become the hallmark of his oeuvre.
Dine studied at the University of Cincinnati and Boston Museum School from 1953-1955, and received his BFA from Ohio University in 1957. In 1958 he enrolled in graduate study at Ohio University. His work can be found in public collections throughout the world including the Art Institute of Chicago; the Brooklyn Museum; the Cincinnati Art Museum; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Gallery, London; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut.