James Rizzi,the legendary Pop Artist from New York. Born in 1950, he studied fine art at the University of Florida in Gainesville until 1974. After finishing his studies he got the opportunity to present his works at the Brooklyn Museum, NY.Over the years, he developed his colorful, three-dimensional style and created a huge amount of intensely colorful pictures, which are bubbling over with zest for life. Rizzi lives and works at his studio-loft, located in New York's SoHo district.
James Rizzi studied Fine Arts at the University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida.
He came up with the idea of 3D multiples now mostly associated with his name when, having taken classes in painting, printmaking and sculpturing, he had to hand in grade work for all three subjects, but only had time for doing one. So he created an etching, printed it twice, handcolored it, and mounted parts of the one print on top of the other, using wire as a means of adding depth. Having received good grades from all three teachers, he stuck with the idea and developed it further. Later in his life he got married to Gabriale Hamill. Gaby Hamill was a famous fashion designer. Then they got divorced and Gaby got remarried to Arnold Barkus. They adopted a boy and named him Ally.