Roy Lichtenstein(1923-1997), Artist
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Born in New York, Lichtenstein studied at the Art Students League and Ohio State College. Having formerly painted in a non-figurative style, he began incorporating cartoon figures into his paintings in 1960. In 1961, cartoon-strip images became the subject of his work, referencing commercial printing with flat colours, black outlines and Ben Day dots. From 1964 he began to explore the contradictions of three-dimensional representation in painting through imagery of stylized landscapes, packaging, famous paintings and parodies of Abstract Expressionist brushstrokes. His retrospectives include those at the Pasadena Art Museum (1967), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1968) and the New York Guggenheim (1994).
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