Jim Dine

I don’t paint out of responsibility. I paint out of need. I am driven to create stuff.

2-yates28-art-g8odrp45-1jim-dineJim Dine is an American sculptor, painter, poet, photographer, printmaker and performance artist. He was born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio and studied at the University of Cincinnati and the Boston Museum School.

He received his B.F.A. from Ohio University, Athens. He moved to New York City in 1958, where he had his first group (1959) and solo (1960) exhibitions. Dine instantly became an active figure in the New York art world, creating and staging many of the first “Happenings” along with artists Claes Oldenburg and Robert Whitman. His repeated use of familiar and personally significant objects, such as a robe, hands, tools, and hearts, is a signature of his art. Since his first solo exhibition in 1960, Dine’s paintings, sculptures, photography, and prints have been the subject of nearly 300 solo exhibitions worldwide, including major retrospectives at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (1984–85), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (1999), and National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (2004). Dine lives in New York, Paris, and Walla Walla, Washington.

Jim Dine Teacher PowerPoint

Jim Dine Notes PowerPoint (.pdf)

Jim Dine Lesson Plan (.pdf)

Fall Lesson Review – Dine 2015 – Notes from the review session.

Additional resources:

SCULPTURE Magazine – June 20111 Interview

Read an interview with Jim Dine from artnet Magazine here

Read an interview with Jim Dine from Artslant here

The Technicolor Heart, “It’s hated and beloved” WSU Evergreen article here

Jim Dine’s Poet Singing  – a video about his 2008 Getty Villa installation here

Carnegie Picture Lab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on art eduction in Walla Walla valley schools. Read more about CPL here .