Robert Indiana, (aka Robert Clark)
American, born 1928

Indiana is known as a "Pop" artist although he says he is an autobiographical artist.

Artist Statement

Ideally I would like things to be as close to the human scale as possible. I am a sign painter. I wanted my work to be affordable to people who are not wealthy.

I've been writing all my life. When I was in high school I was a journalism major, I had my own newspaper - the largest newspaper in Alaska - I've always been involved with words, a perfectly natural flow for that to happen.

-Robert Indiana



1958 Changes name to Robert Indiana


born 1928 New Castle, IN

1949 Art Institute of Chicago, IL BFA
1950s University of Edinburgh, UK

public collections include:
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
Corcoran Gallery of Art, (now National Gallery of Art), Washington DC
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France
National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC
Portland Museum of Art, ME
State University of New York, Purchase
University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN
Whitney Museum of Art, NY



artist statement
artist website

Catalogue Raisonné
Robert Indiana Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1951- 1991. by Susan Sheehhan Gallery, New York

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