This oral history documents the life and legacy of renowned American Artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008). Mr. Rauschenberg’s impact on the avant art world of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the conditions for creativity that inspired his work, comprise the framework for the project’s design. Through this exploration, the oral history provides a new perspective on Rauschenberg’s work and how the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation may “re-create” the conditions that helped Mr. Rauschenberg flourish for other young artists.

Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History, a book that compiles this work into a collaborative oral biography, will be released in August 2019. It is edited by Sara Sinclair with Mary Marshall Clark and Peter Bearman, to be published by Columbia University Press.

This project was funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Project Contact

Sara Sinclair, Project Coordinator

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