|1925||Born October 22, Port Arthur, Texas|
|1947||Attended Kansas City Art Institute (1947-48) and Academie Julian Paris (1947)|
|1948-49||Attended Black Mountain College, North Carolina where he met Joseph Albers|
|1949||Moved to New York. Attended the Art Students League (until 1952)|
|1951||First solo show at the Betty Parsons Gallery. Produced the white, black and red paintings. Meets Leo Castelli and John Cage. Meets Cy Twombly at the Art Studies League|
|1952||First solo show at the Betty Parsons Gallery. Produced the white, black and red paintings. Meets Leo Castelli and John Cage. Meets Cy Twombly at the Art Studies League|
|1952-53||Travels to Italy and North Africa with Twombly|
|1953||Erased de Kooning Drawing. Introduced to Jasper Johns|
|1954||Makes first combines|
|1955||Forms Matson Jones - Custom Display with Jasper Johns. Continues making window displays for Bonwit Teller and Tiffany until 1958|
|1958||Begins using solvent transfer techniques, using photographs from magazines to make drawings. Uses technique for Cycle of drawings on Dante's Inferno (1958-60). First solo show at Leo Castelli, New York|
|1959||Participates in Sixteen Americans, Museum of Modern Art, New York|
|1962||Starts to make silk screen paintings|
|1964||Awarded Grand Prize, 32nd Venice Biennale. Exhibition at The Jewish Museum, New York|
|1966||Co-founded Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T) with electronics engineer Billy Kluever|
|1968||Exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam|
|1970-71||Produces Cardboards series of work|
|1974-76||Produces Hoarfrost series of work|
|1976-77||Exhibition at the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington DC (toured 1976-77)|
|1978||Elected a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science|
|1981||Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Musee National d'Arte Moderne, Paris|
|1984||Founds The Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange (ROCI). Exhibition toured for eight years, travelling to Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, The Peoples Republic of China, Tibet, Japan, Cuba, Moscow in the former USSR, Berlin, Germany, Malaysia and finally the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC|
|1998||Retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum Soho and The Guggenheim Museum at Ace Gallery, New York. Awarded the Praemium Imperiale Prize for Painting, Japan Art Association, Tokyo|
|1990-2000||Whitney Museum of American Art, New York|
|2008||Died May 12, Florida|
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