Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) was an American pop artist known for his contributions to the pop art movement. Born in New York City, Lichtenstein studied at the Art Students League and later earned his Fine Arts degree from Ohio State University. His early works were influenced by American abstract expressionism, but he gained fame for his distinctive style, which involved the use of bold colors, comic book-style dots, and thick black outlines to mimic the appearance of commercial printing.
One of his most iconic works is "Whaam!" (1963), which is based on a comic book panel and showcases his fascination with popular culture and consumerism. Lichtenstein's art often featured images from comic strips, advertisements, and everyday objects, challenging traditional notions of high and low art.
Lichtenstein's work played a crucial role in elevating popular culture to the realm of fine art. His impact on the art world is significant, and he remains an influential figure in the history of contemporary art.
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