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Roy Lichtenstein (1923)

Lichtenstein was an American artist best known for his brilliantly colored paintings in the style of large-scale comic strips, such as Whaam! and Drowning Girl. Originally an abstract expressionist, he turned to the New York-based pop art movement in the 1960s. In addition to his comic-book inspired panels, he created ironic pop art reinterpretations of famous paintings by artists such as Picasso. Which of his works was destroyed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks? More...
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Roy Lichtenstein (1923)
Lichtenstein was an American artist best known for his brilliantly colored paintings in the style of large-scale comic strips, such as Whaam! and Drowning Girl. Originally an abstract expressionist, he turned to the New York-based pop art movement in the 1960s. In addition to his comic-book inspired panels, he created ironic pop art reinterpretations of famous paintings by artists such as Picasso.
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Roy Lichtenstein
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Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein
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Roy Lichtenstein, 1985
Birth name Roy Fox Lichtenstein[1]
Born October 27, 1923
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died September 29, 1997 (aged 73)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Spouse Isabel Wilson (1949-1965; divorced; 2 children)
Dorothy Herzka (1968-1997; his death)
Nationality American
Field Painting, sculpture
Training The Ohio State University
Movement Pop art
Patrons Gunter Sachs

Roy Lichtenstein (pronounced /ˈlɪktənˌstaɪn/; October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any other through parody.[2] Favoring the comic strip as his main inspiration, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek humorous manner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop art as, "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting".[3] His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.

Whaam! and Drowning Girl are generally regarded as Lichtenstein's most famous works,[4][5][6] with Oh, Jeff...I Love You, Too...But... arguably third.[7] Drowning Girl, Whaam! and Look Mickey are regarded as his most influential works.[8] Woman with Flowered Hat has held the record for highest Lichtenstein auction price since May 15, 2013.[9][10]
Early years

Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York City, into an upper-middle-class Jewish[1] family. His father, Milton, was a real estate broker, his mother, Beatrice (Werner), a homemaker.[11] He was raised on the Upper West Side and attended public school until the age of twelve. He then enrolled at New York's Franklin School for Boys, remaining there for his secondary education. Lichtenstein first became interested in art and design as a hobby, and through school.[12] He was an avid jazz fan, often attending concerts at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.[12] He frequently drew portraits of the musicians playing their instruments.[12] In his last year of high school, 1939, Lichtenstein enrolled in summer classes at the Art Students League of New York, where he worked under the tutelage of Reginald Marsh.[13]
Career
Cap de Barcelona, sculpture, mixed media, Barcelona (reverse side)

Lichtenstein then left New York to study at the Ohio State University, which offered studio courses and a degree in fine arts.[1] His studies were interrupted by a three-year stint in the army during and after World War II betwee

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