(1931 - 2004)
Tom Wesselmann was active/lived in New York, Ohio. Tom Wesselmann is known for painting-pop nude figure, mod real images, collage.
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Known for his Pop-Art* nude figures--the Great American Nude Series--as
well as collages, often with food themes, Tom Wesselmann is a
Cincinnati born artist who studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and
at Cooper Union* in New York City in the late 1950s.
When he was
a student at Cooper Union, he was much influenced by Abstract
Expressionism*, especially painters Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock.
However, he turned away from that style because he determined these
artists had become so introspective that there was little room for
creative exploration by others.
His reaction took him to Pop
Art, the other extreme of action painting to a tightly controlled style
and subject matter that was mundane-
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