Jim Dine grew up in a petty-bourgeois family. He studied until 1958 and finished his studies with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. In the late 1950s, he moved to New York and founded the Judson Gallery together with Claes Oldenburg, Marc Ratliff, and Tom Wesselmann. Many guest professorships followed, for example at Yale University.
- Born: 16 June 1935
- Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
- Nationality: American
- Studied at: University of Cincinnati, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Ohio State University
- Similar artists: Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Allen Jones, Roy Lichtenstein
- Era: Contemporary art
- Stylistic direction: Pop art