Milton Ernest "Robert" Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008) was an American painter and graphic performer whose further on works anticipated the Pop art movement. Rauschenberg is with ease known for his Combines (1954–1964), a charity of artworks which incorporated unmemorable objects as art materials and which blurred the distinctions amid painting and sculpture. Rauschenberg was both a painter and a sculptor, but he as well as worked in the look of photography, printmaking, papermaking and performance.
Rauschenberg established numerous awards during his approximately 60-year artistic career. Among the most prominent were the International Grand Prize in Painting at the 32nd Venice Biennale in 1964 and the National Medal of Arts in 1993.
Rauschenberg lived and worked in New York City and upon Captiva Island, Florida, until his death on May 12, 2008.