Jonathan Novak has been an important source for contemporary American and European art since 1978. With a wide-ranging inventory consisting of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints, one may find significant examples by Milton Avery, John Baeder, Robert Bechtle, Fernando Botero, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Richard Estes, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Ralph Goings, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Mimmo Paladino, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Saul Steinberg, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann.
Jonathan has been an inveterate exhibitor at international art fairs in Chicago, Miami, Palm Beach, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York and is a member of the Private Art Dealers of America (PADA), the International Fine Print Dealers of America (IFPDA) as well as the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA).
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art is located in Century City, California, one-half mile west of the Beverly Hills Penninsula Hotel.
Jim DineBiography of the Artist
Oil, acrylic, charcoal, sand on linen
48-3/16" x 42-1/8"
Jim Dine (born June 16, 1935) is an American pop artist and is sometimes considered to be a part of the Neo-Dada movement. Biography Jim Dine (1935 – ) American painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dine studied at the University of Cincinnati, the Boston Museum School, and in 1957 received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Ohio University. After graduation, he moved to New York City and became involved with a circle of artists—including Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy Lichtenstein—whose work moved away from abstract expressionism toward pop art. Like pop artists, Dine incorporated images of everyday objects in his art, but he diverged from the coldness and impersonal nature of pop art by making works that fused personal passions and everyday experiences. His repeated use of familiar and personally significant objects, such as a robe, hands, tools, and hearts, is a signature of his art. In his early work, Dine created mostly assemblages in which he attached actual objects to his painted canvases, as in Shoes Walking on My Brain (1960). From 1959 to 1960, Dine also was a pioneer of happenings, works of art that took the form of theatrical events or demonstrations. In 1967 Dine and his family moved to London, England, where he devoted his energies to printmaking and drawing. When he returned to the United States in 1971, he concentrated on figure drawing. Dine is considered among the most accomplished draftsmen of his generation, and is known for his series of self-portraits and portraits of his wife, Nancy. Dine's attention turned to sculptural work in the early 1980s when he created sculptures based on the ancient sculpture Venus de Milo. His recent art uses imagery borrowed from ancient Greek, Egyptian, and African objects. Curriculum Vitae Jim Dine 1935 Born Cincinnati, OH 1953-55 Studies at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH and Boston Museum School, Boston, MA 1957 BFA, Ohio University, Athens, OH 1958 Enrolls in graduate study at Ohio University 1965 Guest Lecturer, Yale University, New Haven, CT 1965 Artist-in-residence, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 1966 Visiting critic, College of Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1992 Receives the Pyramid Atlantic Award of Distinction in Washington, D.C. Selected Exhibitions 2002 Print Retrospective, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN 2002 Drawings, National Gallery, Washington D.C. 1999 Photographs: PaceWildenstein, New York, NY 1998 Dine and Picasso prints, Alan Cristea Gallery, London 1994 Campbell Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1993 Jim Dine: New Paintings, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL 1988-90 Retrospective of Drawings, The Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, OH 1988 Drawings Jim Dine 1973-87, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 1986-87 Jim Dine: Prints 1977-85, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 1986-87 Waddington Graphics, London 1986-87 Fuji Television Gallery, Toyko 1979-80 Jim Dine: Figure Drawings 1975-79, The University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA 1978 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 1977 One-man show, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY 1974 La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA 1970 Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 1967 Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1961 First Solo exhibition, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY