Roy Lichtenstein: - Biography

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Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York City in 1923. Lichtenstein studied at the Ohio State University were he learned about visual psychology and optical illusion.

During his early years Lichtenstein’s early work was in an American Realist Tradition, gradually giving way to more modernist approach under influence of cubism and abstract expressionism, Lichtenstein also experimented with found objects.

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I n the 1950’s he worked as a freelance commercial and graphic artist, before becoming a teacher where he worked first at New York State College of Education and then at Rutgers University. By 1964 Lichtenstein was beginning to become an established full-time artist and he had already made a stir with his large hand painted canvases reproducing commercial comic-strip frames.

In 1963 he moved to New York, and was commissioned by the architect Phillip Johnson to produce large format paintings for the New York State Pavilion at the worlds fair in New York. He was given a retrospective at ...

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