embodies the ideas of this century's modern
art, yet his powerful, idiosyncratic works are
like those of no other artist. Born Milton Rauschenberg
in Texas in 1925, he received a sound art education.
He attended Kansas City Art Institute in 1947,
and then the renowned Academie Julien in Paris
He returned to the United States to attend Black
Mountain College in North Carolina in 1949.
There he studied under abstract painter Josef
Albers, one of the emigres who, seeking refuge
in the United States from Europe's devastation,
had galvanized American art. There, too, he
formed professional relationships with avant-garde
composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham.