James Rosenquist

American artist (1933-2017)

James Rosenquist (November 29, 1933 – March 31, 2017) was an American artist. He was one of the protagonists in the pop-art movement. Rosenquist was a 2001 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.[1]

James Rosenquist
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Rosenquist in his Aripeka, Florida studio, 1988.
Born(1933-11-29)November 29, 1933
DiedMarch 31, 2017(2017-03-31) (aged 83)
EducationMinneapolis College of Art and Design
University of Minnesota
Art Students League of New York
Known forPainting, printmaking, drawing

Rosenquist said the following about his involvement in the Pop Art movement: "They [art critics] called me a Pop artist because I used recognizable imagery. The critics like to group people together. I didn't meet Andy Warhol until 1964. I did not really know Andy or Roy Lichtenstein that well. We all emerged separately."[2]

Rosenquist died at his home in New York City on March 31, 2017 at the age of 83 after a long illness.[3]


  1. James Rosenquist Florida Artists Hall of Fame
  2. "Art Space Talk: James Rosenquist", Myartspace, April 4, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2008.
  3. Johnson, Ken. "James Rosenquist, Pop Art Pioneer, Dies at 83". The New York Times. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.CS1 maint: location (link)