Robert Whitman Artist

Robert whitman

Robert Whitman (born 1935 in New York City) is an American artist best known for his seminal theater pieces of the early 1960s combining visual and sound images, actors, film, slides, and evocative props in environments of his own making. Since the late 1960s he has worked with new technologies, and his most recent work incorporates cellphones. Whitman studied literature at Rutgers University from 1953 to 1957 and art history at Columbia University in 1958. He is represented by The Pace Gallery in New York. He was a member of the group of visual artists - Allan Kaprow, Red Grooms, Jim Dine, and Claes Oldenburg - who in the early 1960s presented theater pieces on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Whitman has presented more than 40 theater pieces in the United States and abroad, including American Moon, E.G. and Mouth at the Rueben Gallery. Night Time Sky was his contribution to the First New York Theater Rally in New York in 1965; Prune Flat was first presented at the Cinematheque in New York in 1965 and has been performed numerous times since.

Personal details

Date of birth
United States of America
Places lived
New York , United States of America
pop. 19,651,127 (2013)


1. Columbia University Colleges/University

1958 - 1958 / Art history

Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City, New York, United States. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today the university operates seven Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Santiago and Nairobi.

Institution info

Type Private university
2012. 8.2 bil. $
Institution colors
116th Street and Broadway, 10027 - New York City, New York
2013. 8,365
2012. 7,814
2010. 7,950
2009. 7,693
2013. 18,568
2012. 18,657
2010. 17,258
2005. 19,672
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2013. 6.89 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 7.42 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2012. 47.2 K $
2011. 45.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Columbia University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1940., Artist
b. 1928., Artist
b. 1959., Artist
b. 1951., Artist
b. 1905., Artist
b. 1974., Artist
b. 1930., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1931., Academic

2. Rutgers University Colleges/University

1953 - 1957 Bachelor of Arts / Literature

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey /ˈrʌtɡərz/, usually referred to as Rutgers University or just Rutgers, is the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey, United States. It was originally chartered as Queen's College in 1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine Colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. Rutgers was originally a private university affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church and admitted only male students, but evolved into a coeducational public research university. Rutgers is one of only two colonial colleges that later became public universities, the other being The College of William and Mary.

Institution info

Type Public school
2012. 635 mil. $
Institution colors
November 10th, 1766
57 US Highway 1, 08901 - New Brunswick, New Jersey
2012. 43,967
2012. 14,821
Acceptance rate
2012. 60.9 %
Local tuition
2013. 10.7 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Rutgers University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1963., Artist
b. 1953., Artist
b. 1934., Dramatist
b. 1932., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1940., Novelist
b. 1940., Poet
b. 1934., Environmentalist
b. 1932., Actor

Written work

1.Robert Whitman

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2003. at New York City

Awards won

1976 Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Fine Arts
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Creative arts


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