James Rizzi (October, 1950) is an American pop artist who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He currently resides and works in a studio/loft in the SoHo section of Manhattan. 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. Who doesnt want to live in a happy house, right? I bet thats what designer James Rizzi thought to himself when he designed the Happy Rizzi House, in Brunswick, Germany. What is it with Germans and wacky-looking houses? After the famous Waldspirale of Darmstadt, Ive discovered the Happy Rizzi House, where pop-art ant cartoons mix to form a very unique architectural design. Built by architect Konrad Kloster, Happy Rizzi House is one of the most important monuments in Brunswick. Located on the ruins of a ducal palace, Happy Rizzi House is a big hit with both children and adults.