American | Pop Art
Jim Dine, byname of James Dine, (born June 16, 1935, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.), American painter, graphic artist, sculptor, and poet who emerged during the Pop art period as an innovative creator of works that combine the painted canvas with ordinary objects of daily life.
Jim Dine painted hearts because he was a self-described romantic artist. He embraced the heart because he believed it was a shape with boundless possibilities and a complex meaning. He explored relationships of color, texture and composition through the heart.