James Rosenquist (b. 1933) is known for being the most openly political artist associated with the Pop Art movement and for his monumental paintings and prints. Born on Grand Forks, North Dakota, he attended the University of Minnesota and later studied at the Art Students League in New York. His work uses the distinct scale of advertising billboards as a platform to critique American consumerism such as with his multi-panel painting F-111 (1964–1965). His imagery draws from many commercial, social and political sources. The artist later transitioned away from cultural references into more abstract subject matter and continues his practice in Aripeka, Florida.