Jim Dine was born in 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at night at the Cincinnati Art Academy during his senior year of high school and then attended the University of Cincinnati, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Ohio University, Athens, from which he received his B.F.A. in 1957. Dine moved to New York in 1959 and soon became a pioneer creator of ‘Happenings' together with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman.
Dine is one of the most significant artists of his generation and has had numerous solo exhibitions in museums in Europe and the United States. In 1970 the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, organised a major retrospective of his work, and in 1978 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presented a retrospective of his etchings.
He is also one of the most naturally gifted printmakers working today and more recently he has had major print retrospectives at the Albertina, Vienna (2016); Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (2015/16); Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (2007); Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimée, Belgium (2008) and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA (2002).
In 2013 Steidl published A Printmaker’s Document by Jim Dine, tracing 50 years of his printmaking career. This was followed by a publication in 2016, About the Love of Printing, which presents all prints created by Dine since 2001.
In 2014 Dine gifted over 200 prints in single sheets, portfolios and illustrated books, covering the 1960s to 2014, to the British Museum, London, in honour of Alan Cristea.
The Alan Cristea Gallery is the exclusive worldwide distributor of Jim Dine's original prints.
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