Robert Rauschenberg, Captiva Island Artist, by Kasia Wyser-Pratte.
Robert Rauschenberg, Captiva Island Artist, by Kasia Wyser-Pratte.

Robert Rauschenberg, Captiva Island Artist

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Robert Rauschenberg, Captiva Island Artist, In News-Press

Riding Bikes by Robert Rauschenberg, Captiva Island Artist, Berlin (1998) by Achim Hepp.

Riding Bikes by Robert Rauschenberg, Captiva Island Artist, Berlin (1998) by Achim Hepp.

A nice profile of Robert Rauschenberg, Captiva Island Artist, in the News-Press.

“Not only did Captiva artist Robert Rauschenberg have a global cultural impact, his philanthropy touched thousands of lives in Southwest Florida.

Born Milton Rauschenberg in Port Arthur, Texas, he studied pharmacology and served in the Navy inWorld War II, and later attended the Kansas City Art Institute.

He studied in Paris and attended the experimental Black Mountain College in North Carolina, where he joined with dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham to help create the first art “happening,” a performance of a piece by musician John Cage.”  Please see more in the News-Press.

And here’s a lengthy, more detailed piece on Rauschenberg published in the New York Times upon his death in May of 2008.


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