born 1928 in New Castle/Indiana
since 1942 Arsenal Technical High School
since 1945 private lessons at the John Herron Art Institute
1949 Studies at Art Institute von Chicago
1954 move to New York
In the 1960s Robert Indiana became remarkably successful, especially with his "LOVE" motif, which became an icon for this period, in 1970 it was even executed as a monumental sculpture. Up until today "LOVE" counts among the most frequently reproduced works of post-war art. Robert Indiana's later period of creation also brought forth important artworks. Next to the "Peace Paintings" (as of 2003), his "HOPE" motifs are worthwhile mentioning, he made them as of 2008 in the style of his "LOVE" icons and used them to support Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Works by Robert Indiana can be found in important international museums, among them the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne or the New Yorker Museum of Modern Art. Robert Indiana lives and works on the island Vinalhaven in Maine.
lives and works on the island Vinalhaven in Maine