Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)
After Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein is
considered a founding figure of Pop-Art
movement. After studying at the Art Students;
League in New York he served during World War
II. He then studied at Ohio State University.
Like Warhol he started his career in commercial
His trademark cartoon paintings began in 1961.
Lichtenstein worked with stencils, painstakingly
producing rows of oversized dots (called benday
dots) which make his paintings look like a huge
mass publication and cartoon strips. Aside from
painting he produced lithographs, screenprints,
etchings and woodcuts.
Three years before his death in 1997, he was
honored with a major retrospective at the
Guggenheim in NY.