Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein was an American artist known for his pop art paintings and graphic artworks. Born in New York in 1923, Lichtenstein grew up in a middle-class Jewish family and studied art at Ohio State University before serving in the army during World War II. After the war, Lichtenstein taught art and continued to paint, but it was only in the 1960s that he began to be recognized for his work. He was one of the first artists to use images from comic books and advertisements in his paintings, often transforming them into simplified, geometric images. His works are characterized by their use of bright colors and clean lines, and they have been widely celebrated as examples of pop art. Lichtenstein became famous for his paintings of superheroes and comic book scenes, such as "Whaam!" (1963) and "Oh, Jeff...I Love You, Too...But..." (1964). He also produced more conceptual works, such as "Brushstroke" (1965), which featured a giant brush and was intended to question the notion of authenticity in art. Lichtenstein died in New York in 1997, leaving behind a rich artistic legacy that has continued to inspire many artists and be celebrated by the general public.

Year of birth : 1923
Year of death : 1997
Nationality : United States
Pictorial movement : Pop Art
Famous works : Jeune fille au ballon ; Crying Girl ; Whaam ! ; Drowning Girl ; In the Car