Happy Birthday Robert Rauschenberg!! American painter born in 1925, Rauschenberg was a Pop Artist. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas and after serving in the Navy for 3 years he happened into an art museum and suddenly realized art was a viable career. He went to Kansas City Art Institute, traveled to Paris and eventually met Jasper Johns at Black Mountain College, in North Carolina. The two of them founded the movement called Pop Art and since then he has spent his energy on juxtaposing the popular culture, everyday life, with his art.