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Red Grooms (born Charles Rogers Grooms on June 7, 1937) is an American multimedia artist best known for his colorful pop-art constructions depicting frenetic scenes of modern urban life. June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? (1956) is one of the earliest works to be considered pop art. ...

Grooms was born in Nashville, Tennessee during the middle of the Great Depression. It is interesting that Grooms parents lived next door to Grand Ole Opry star Minnnie Pearl and down the street from the Tennessee Governors mansion as Grooms work often deals with celebrities. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and then at Peabody College in Nashville. Grooms moved to New York City in 1956 to study at the New School for Social Research. In 1957, Grooms attended a summer session at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in Provincetown, Massachusetts. There he met experimental animation pioneer Yvonne Andersen, with whom he collaborated on several short films.[1] Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: , Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... The Art Institute of Chicago is a fine art museum located in Chicago, Illinois. ... Originally, George Peabody College for Teachers was a teachers college located in Nashville, Tennessee, and after 1911, was geographically locatated directly across the street from the campus of Vanderbilt University. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... New School University is an institute of higher learning in New York City. ... Hans Hofmann (1880 - 1966) was an abstract expressionist painter. ... Nickname: Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Barnstable County Settled 1700 Incorporated 1727 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Town    Manager Sharon Lynn Area  - Town  17. ...

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Grooms made a number of "Happenings". The best known of these was "The Burning Building" which he staged in his studio (dubbed "The Delancey Street Museum" for the occasion) at 148 Delancey Street in New York's Lower East Side between December 4 and 11, 1959. It was shortly thereafter that Grooms invented "sculpto-pictoramas", the mixed-media installations that would become his signature craft. These vibrant three-dimensional constructions melded painting and sculpture to create immersive works of art that invited interaction from the viewer. These pieces were often populated with colorful, cartoon-like characters from many different walks of life. His two most notable installations, The City of Chicago (1967), and Ruckus Manhattan (1975) were enormously popular with the public. These works were done in collaboration with his wife at the time, and artist in her own right, Mimi Gross. Along with Gross, he starred in Mike Kuchar's Secret of Wendel Samson (1966), which tells the story of a closet gay artist torn between two relationships. In the 1990s Grooms returned to his Tennessee roots, creating likenesses of 36 figures from Nashville history for the Tennessee Foxtrot Carousel[1] (1998). A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered as art. ... Categories: Manhattan neighborhoods | Stub ... Painter redirects here. ... A sculpture is a three-dimensional object, which for the purposes of this article is man-made and selected for special recognition as art. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ...

Besides painting and sculpture, Grooms is also known for his prolific printmaking. He has experimented with numerous techniques, creating woodblock prints, spray-painted stencils, soft-ground etchings, and elaborate three-dimensional lithograph constructions. Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. ... Christ Preaching, known as The Hundred Guilder print; etching c1648 by Rembrandt Etching is the process of using strong acid to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal (the original process - in modern manufacturing other chemicals may be used... Lithography stone and mirror-image print of a map of Munich. ...

Grooms' work has been exhibited in galleries across the United States, Europe, and Japan. His art is included in the collections of thirty-nine museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. This article is about the museum in New York City. ... Night view of Whitney Museum of American Art The Whitney Museum of American Art is an art gallery and museum in New York City founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. ... Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Elevation The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as The Met, is one of the worlds largest and most important art museums. ... The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

In 2003, Grooms was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Academy of Design. Grooms currently lives and works in New York City. He has one daughter, Saskia Grooms. The National Academy of Design, in New York City, now called simply The National Academy, is an honorary association of American artists, with a museum and a school of fine arts. ...


  1. ^ Biography of Grooms on PBS website. Accessed June 13, 2007.

Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...

External links

  • Review of Grooms' Whitney Museum show in Time Magazine
  • Profile of Grooms on Nashville Public Television's Carousel of Time website.

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