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Roy Lichtenstein

Quick Facts
An important American pop artist best known for his comic book style paintings. He was also an art teacher and made sculptures from metal and plastic.

Lived: 1923 - 1997

Birthday and astrological sign: October 27, Scorpio

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York

Nationality: American

Movement: Pop

Died: September 29, 1997, age 73, Manhattan, New York, complications due to pneumonia

AKA: Roy Fox Lichtenstein

Quotes: Picasso himself would probably have thrown up looking at my pictures.

I think we're much smarter than we were. Everybody knows that abstract art can be art, and most people know that they may not like it, even if they understand there's another purpose to it.

Fun Facts: He served for 3 years in World War II, contemporary critiques once called him "the worst American artist ever", yet by 1972 his works were selling at the highest prices ever for any living artist.

See also: Artists, Famous Artists

Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
Provides information about the artist and the contemporary artists and work of his time.

Image Duplicator
A searchable database of images and information on his works.

Guggenheim
Biography and selected images.

Tate Collection
List of works and a biography.

National Gallery of Art
Links to resources including a biography, images, essays, and more.

MoMA
Online collection of 13 images with information for each.

American Indian Encounters
Brief information on a little known selection of his work inspired by Native American motifs.

Artcyclopedia
Links to museums where works can be viewed online.

Online NewsHour
Paul Richard, critic for the Washington Post, and Phil Ponce take a look at his life.

Wikipedia
Includes his early years, his rise to fame, and a selection of museums and galleries where his works can be viewed.


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