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Roy Lichtenstein

    LIHK-ten-shtine  speaker-click to hear pronunciation  click to hear

From his studio in New York City, Roy Lichtenstein did cartoon inspired paintings that helped launch the Pop Art movement.  He was unique in that he developed a new visual language in an avant-garde style that was disruptive to viewers and yet was accessible and popular with them.  He also did innovative art work that incorporated many late 20th-century movements and addressed a number of social issues.

His thirty-five year career of public recognition was celebrated in 1993-94 by curators of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York with a large scale retrospective of his work.

He was born in Manhattan and went to high school there.  By age 14, he was taking art classes at the Parsons School of D  ...  Displaying 750 of 21621 characters.

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About  Roy Lichtenstein

Born:  1923 - New York City
Died:   1997 - New York City
Known for:  pop imagery cartoon painting