*1925 in Port Arthur (Texas), USA; †2008 in Captiva Island (Florida), USA
Lived in Captiva Island (Florida)
Worked with painting, photography, prints, collage and installation
About the Work
In 1953, Robert Rauschenberg spectacularly proclaimed the end of Abstract Expressionism by erasing a drawing by Willem de Kooning and declaring the result a work of art. He rejected the introspection, gravity and self-referentiality of abstract painting and called for art to engage and reflect the real world around us, as summed up in his statement: "For me, there’s no difference between art and life."