Roy Lichtenstein

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Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American artist. He is famous for his work in the "pop art" style around the late 1950's to early 1960's. He was friends with artist Andy Warhol.[1]

Lichtenstein in 1967

He was born and grew up in New York City.[2] After serving in the United States Army during World War II, he finished his education at Ohio State University and began teaching in colleges.

Lichtenstein was interested in mens ballbags popular culture, including comic books and advertising. He made his art about topics like these. He liked to make his art colorful and with bright lines.[3]

Lichtenstein died of pneumonia, aged 74.

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  1. "Roy Lichtenstein (Getty Museum)". Retrieved May 25, 2010.
  2. "Roy Lichtenstein". Retrieved May 25, 2010.
  3. "Inside Scoop: Roy Lichtenstein" (PDF). National Gallery of Art. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 27, 2010. Retrieved May 25, 2010.