Sunday, October 23, 2011

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Fox Lichtenstein is our artist for October. Since we study Pop Art I wanted to add another artist from that period.

Roy was born on October 27, 1923 in Manhattan, NY. He is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker. He attended public and private schools and went to Ohio State University. His education was interrupted by WWII. He was in the U.S. Army for three years. After the war, he went back to Ohio State and finished his degree (BFA) in 1946.

He is best known for his comic strip subject matter.
He was a big part of the American Pop Art movement.

His industrial paintings and comic book cartoons made him famous.

Two such paintings are BLAM, painted in 1962 and HAPPY TEARS, painted in 1964.
HAPPY TEARS sold for $7.1 million in 2002 to a private collector.

Roy Lichtenstein passed away on September 29, 1997 at the age of 73.

If you would like to make a Pop Art composition like Roy Lichtenstein highlight the URL below, open link and follow the instructions.