Jim Dine (b. 1935) is a post-war artist whose influence spreads across mediums, genres, and generations. Dine’s debut on the New York art scene came about around 1960 through a solo exhibition and performing in a series of “Happenings”. In the six decades since, his name has been inextricably linked with the Pop Art movement, though his vast oeuvre defies such simple categorization and is also understood as seminal to Neo-Dada and Neo-Expressionism. The breadth of his practice encompasses drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, photography, and installation, and he is widely known for his iconic depictions of hearts, tools, robes, and other characters and motifs.
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, Chicago, IL; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Tate Gallery, London, UK; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, among others.