Roy Lichtenstein

Born in 1923, Roy Lichtenstein was an American artist who – alongside Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist – helped pioneer the Pop Art movement. Lichtenstein studied painting under Reginald Marsh at the Art Students League of New York after graduating from high school. During World War II, he was drafted by the US army and served in France before returning to America and completing his degree at Ohio State University. Popular advertising and comic books contributed to the development of Lichtenstein’s work. He began teaching art at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, during the late 1950s. By the early 1960s, he had begun showing with Leo Castelli gallery in New York. His works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and Tate in London.