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Tom Wesselmann

 (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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Tom Wesselmann

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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-  ...  Displaying 750 of 17301 characters.



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About  Tom Wesselmann

Born:  1931 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Died:   2004 - New York City
Known for:  painting-pop nude figure, mod real images, collage