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artist

James Albert Rosenquist, American artist. recipient Norman Waite Harris award Chicago Art Institute 1963, Prix di Tella, Argentina 1965, Friend of Japan award, 1970, World Print award, 1983, Florida Ambassador of the Arts award, 1987, Golden Plate award American Academy Achievement, 1988, Florida prize, 1991, Skowhegan medal in painting, 1994, FCG Art award, 2002.

Background

Rosenquist, James Albert was born on November 29, 1933 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. Son of Louis A. and Ruth C. (Hendrickson) Rosenquist.

Education

Attended, University Minnesota. Attended, Art Students League, New York City, 1955. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), University Southern Florida, 1981.

Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Bard College, 1997.

Career

Billboard painter Ampere-hour Villepigue, Incorporated, New York York City, 1957—1959, Artkraft Strauss Sign Corporation, New York City, 1957—1959. Lecturer Yale School Art, 1964. Artist in residence Aspen Institute Humanist Studies, 1965.

Works

Membership

Board of directors National Endowment for Arts. Member Municipal Art Society, New York M C.

Connections

Married Mary Lou Adams, June 5, 1960. 1 child, John Adams; married Melinda Thompson, April 18, 1987. 1 child, Lily McLean.

father:
Louis A. Rosenquist

mother:
Ruth C. (Hendrickson) Rosenquist

spouses:
Melinda Thompson

Mary Lou Adams

children:
John Adams Rosenquist

Lily McLean Rosenquist