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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1963, naturalised French.

Born 1932, in Salto, to a Indian mother and a French father.

Painter. Figure compositions.

Pop Art.

Bolivar began to work and exhibit in Montevideo. In his first period he painted airy compositions with bright colours that accorded well with their era and the general climate of Pop Art. His objective then was to 'show the forms of a uniquely plastic reality'. From around ...


American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 18 November 1933, in McPherson (Kansas); died 7 July 2008, in San Francisco.

Painter, draughtsman, printmaker, collage artist, assemblage artist, sculptor, filmmaker.

Pop Art, Funk Art.

Bruce Conner studied at Wichita University; at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he received a BFA in 1956; at Brooklyn Art School (1956); and at the University of Colorado (1957). He moved to San Francisco in 1957, where he was a prominent figure in the Beat community. In the 1950s, Conner began to create complex assemblages of found objects such as costume jewellery, bicycle wheels, broken dolls – often shrouded in women’s nylon stockings or combined with collaged and painted surfaces. His assemblages explored the concepts of beauty, death, and loss of innocence, and often displayed a sense of morbid eroticism, as in The Bride (1960) and Ratbastard (1958). Conner began to produce short films in ...


real name Charles Rogers Grooms

American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1 June 1937, in Nashville (Tennessee).

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, performance artist, environmental artist, installation artist, filmmaker.

Neo-Dadaism, Pop Art.

Born Charles Rogers Grooms, the red-headed Red Grooms studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1955), the New School for Social Research in New York (1956), and under Hans Hofmann in Provincetown, Massachusetts (1957). He was one of the first performance artists amongst others such as Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, Jim Dine, and Robert Whitman. Grooms introduced his ‘happenings’ in New York City as early as 1957, the most famous being The Burning Building at the Delancey Street Museum. Grooms’ style of performance art, non-verbal yet with its theatrical narrative flow and comedic elements, quickly transferred into filmmaking, and he produced Shoot the Moon (1962), after A Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès....


Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947, in Zottegem.

Collage artist, draughtsman, engraver, photographer, video artist. Cartoons for tapestries.

Neo-Pop Art.

Danny Matthys has created vast collages, verging on Pop Art, in which he has integrated any materials he could find, including textiles, plastics, nylon and wood. He has taken part in collective exhibitions in Ghent and Knokke-le-Zoute and has had solo exhibitions in Ghent....


American, 20th century, male.

Born 6 August 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; died 22 February 1987, in New York.

Painter, draughtsman, printmaker, illustrator, photographer, filmmaker, writer, collector. Figures, portraits, still lifes.

Pop art, Copy art.

Andy Warhol was the son of Slovak immigrants who settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the 1920s. His father, a miner, died in 1942 after three years of illness, and his mother only spoke broken English. Despite his very humble origins, he graduated from the Institute of Applied Arts in Pittsburgh in 1949 and went to New York. There he enjoyed a successful career as an advertising artist and a poster artist. He also produced drawings of shoes for the magazine ...