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1923 - 19971923 - 1997

Roy Lichtenstein• Roy Lichtenstein was

a very important and famous American painter and sculptor whose 1950’s abstract style developed into to Pop art in the early 1960’s.

Lichtenstein “Girl with ball” 1961

Lichtenstein – “Sandwich and soda”


Ben Day Dots• The patterns that Lichtenstein used

are similar to Pointillism and mimic a process used for printing pictures in comics known as Benday dots

• The Benday dots printing process was invented by the illustrator and printer Benjamin Day 1810 –1889.

Lichtenstein “Plate” showing use of Benday


Lichtenstein “Drowning Girl” 1963

Lichtenstein“Whaam!” 1963

Whaam! 1963• Whaam! was painted in 1963. It is

acrylic on canvas and measures 1.73 by 4.06 m (5 ft 7 in by 13 ft 4 in). This painting is part of the collection at the Tate Gallery in London.

Lichtenstein Kiss 1964

Lichtenstein“As I opened fire” 1964

Lichtenstein“Red barn” 1969

Changes in style• In later life Lichtenstein became

more interested in deconstruction and abstraction.

• Looking at the two pictures on the following slides notice how Lichtenstein’s style changed and developed in his later life.

Lichtenstein – “Landscape with figures” 1980

Lichtenstein – “Interior with water lilies” 1991

Four contributions to 20th century art

1. the breakdown of barriers between art and life, using everyday objects and subjects appropriate to consumer culture

2. an exploration of art based on other art3. an interest in serial imagery 4. participation in the untraditional medium

of printmaking

More of Lichtenstein Life

• He was inducted into the army in 1943.

• In 1946 he received a Honorable discharge from the army after his father passes away.

• 1949 He gets married to Isable Wilson.

More about his legacy• In 1967 he married his second wife

Dorothe Herzka.

• “In 1996 the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC became the largest single repository of the artist's work when he donated 154 prints and 2 books. In total there are some 4,500 works thought to be in circulation.[2]”

• Sept. 29. Roy Lichtenstein in New York from pneumonia. He was only 74.

• He left behind a world of art and his second wife and 2 sons.

Roy Lichtenstein1923 - 1997