Jim Dine (b. 1935) is an American artist affiliated with the Pop Art movement of the early 1960s, though his work draws significantly on Abstract Expressionism and Dada assemblage and collage techniques. Dine first earned respect in the art world with his five Happenings, chaotic performance art pioneered with artists Claes Oldenburg and Allan Kaprow.
In 1962, Dine's work—along with that of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Edward Ruscha, and Wayne Thiebaud—was included in the historically important and ground-breaking New Painting of Common Objects at the Norton Simon Museum. This exhibition is considered one of the first Pop Art exhibitions in America. These painters started a movement, in a time of social unrest, that shocked America and the art world and changed modern art forever.