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  • Roy Lichtenstein1923 - 1997

  • Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein was a very important and famous American painter and sculptor whose 1950s abstract style developed into to Pop art in the early 1960s.

  • Andy WarholAlong with fellow American artist Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein was one of the central figures of the American pop art movement in the 1960s, which celebrated popular, commercial images. Unlike abstract expressionists, Lichtenstein and Warhol liked mimicking familiar images in popular culture.

  • Warhol Marilyn Monroe

  • Distinctive styleLichtenstein adopted a commercial art style, blowing up images from comic strips or showing everyday objects in a comic book style.He used bold and bright primary colours, prominent black outlines and patterns of dots to create funny and distinctive popular works.

  • Lichtenstein Girl with ball 1961

  • Lichtenstein Sandwich and soda 1964

  • Ben Day DotsThe patterns that Lichtenstein used are similar to Pointillism and mimic a process used for printing pictures in comics known as Benday dotsThe Benday dots printing process was invented by the illustrator and printer Benjamin Day 1810 1889.

  • Lichtenstein Plate showing use of Benday dots

  • Lichtenstein Drowning Girl 1963

  • LichtensteinWhaam! 1963

  • Whaam! 1963Whaam! 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

  • LichtensteinAs I opened fire 1964

  • LichtensteinRed barn 1969

  • Changes in styleIn later life Lichtenstein became more interested in deconstruction and abstraction.Looking at the two pictures on the following slides notice how Lichtensteins style changed and developed in his later life.

  • Lichtenstein Landscape with figures 1980

  • Lichtenstein Interior with water lilies 1991

  • Four contributions to 20th century artthe breakdown of barriers between art and life, using everyday objects and subjects appropriate to consumer culturean exploration of art based on other artan interest in serial imagery 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 legacyIn 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

  • Resourceshttp://www.lichtensteinfoundation.org/grrr.htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Lichtensteinhttp://www.artchive.com/artchive/L/lichtenstein.htmlhttp://www.artelino.com/articles/roy_lichtenstein.asp