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Roy Lichtenstein

American painter, sculptor, and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Roy Lichtenstein attended classes at the Parsons School of Design and Art Students League before enrolling in the Fine Arts program at Ohio State in 1940. He was drafted into the United States Army, but was discharged and returned to Ohio in 1946 to finish his master's degree. In 1957 he accepted a teaching position at the State University of New York in Oswego, all the while pursuing his art career and gradually shifting his focus towards Expressionism. He began teaching at Rutgers University in 1960, and by 1961, he had created his first paintings of cartoon and comic strip icons with his trademark use of Benday dots. By 1964, Lichtenstein was one of Pop art's most recognized, yet controversial, artists.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500013596.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Roy Lichtenstein:

Roy Lichtenstein Aspen Winter—Jazz, 1967 Screenprint printed in red, yellow, and black inks
Roy Lichtenstein Untitled, 1973 Screenprint
Roy Lichtenstein Poster for exhibition of drawings by Lee Bontecou, Nassos Daphnis, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Robert Moskowitz, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Jack Tworkov, Gerald van de Wiele, 1963
Roy Lichtenstein Poster for Roy Lichtenstein exhibition, 1964
Roy Lichtenstein Poster for Roy Lichtenstein exhibition, 1965
Roy Lichtenstein Poster for Roy Lichtenstein exhibition, 20th century
Roy Lichtenstein Untitled, ca. 1964 Lithograph
Roy Lichtenstein Mirror #8, 1972 Lithograph and screenprint on French Arjomari wove paper
Roy Lichtenstein The Student, 1980 Woodcut printed in six colors in eight runs from Baltic birch woodblocks with texture printed from a felt blanket and with embossment from the key block on Arches Cover paper
Roy Lichtenstein Seascape (1), 1964 Screenprint on translucent Rowlux
Roy Lichtenstein Crying Girl, 1963 Offset lithograph on off-white wove paper
Roy Lichtenstein Shipboard Girl, 1965 Offset lithograph on white wove paper
Roy Lichtenstein This Must Be the Place, 1965 Offset lithograph on white wove paper
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