2C for ART

2C for ART

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein was born 1923 in New York, in the early 1960ies he had his first major exhibition with Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art through parody. Favoring the comic strip as his main inspiration, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek humorous manner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop art as not American painting but actually industrial painting.