Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Milton Ernest Rauschenberg (b. October 22, 1925 in Port Arthur, Texas) is an American artist who came to prominence in the 1950s transition from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art.

1948: attends Black Mountain College in North Carolina to study under Josef Albers.

In 1952 Rauschenberg began his series of "Black Paintings" and "Red Paintings," in which large, expressionistically brushed areas of color were combined with collage and found objects attached to the canvas.

1966: co-founds Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT).

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