James Rosenquist, American artist, Died at 83


James Rosenquist was born on November 29, 1933, in Grand Forks, North Dakota and died on March 31, 2017.

He was an American artist and one of the protagonists in the pop-art movement.

James was a 2001 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

He was raised as an only child.

Rosenquist’s parents, Louis and Ruth Rosenquist, of Swedish descent, were amateur pilots and moved from town to town to look for work, finally settling in Minneapolis.

Rosenquist’s mother, who was also a painter, encouraged her son to have an artistic interest.

During his junior high school, Rosenquist won a short-term scholarship to study at the Minneapolis School of Art and subsequently studied painting at the University of Minnesota from 1952 to 1954.

During 1955, at the age of 21, he moved to New York City on scholarship to study at the Art Students League.

James Rosenquist passed away at 83 years old.