1935, Cincinnati, Ohio
Lives in Washington State and Paris, France
- Yellow Rushing Toward Me, 2002
- Lincoln Center Pinocchio, 2008
Oil, acrylic, sand, and charcoal on wood panel
In 1964 Dine used the image of a man’s bathrobe to create a selfportrait. Since then he has made hundreds of paintings, prints, and drawings based on that theme—an invisible figure in a bathrobe, each work expressing a different mood and vitality. In this painting, the then sixty-seven-year-old artist presents himself as a painter in a virile, energetic self-portrait, confronting us in a nearly aggressive stance, the bright red robe splattered with paint. Even though Dine has lived and exhibited all over the world, he remains a quintessential American artist who credits his Cincinnati upbringing for most influencing who he is. "Cincinnati is beautiful. She is my Muse."