Roy Lichtenstein: Brushstrokes, Four Decades
One of the most beloved and American of Pop artists, Roy Lichtenstein was born in 1923 in New York, and studied there at the Art Students League and later at Ohio State University, in the midst of which he completed a three-year tour of duty in the US Army. His early work was based on American genre and history painting, and took on Cubist and Expressionist styles. His first proto-Pop work was created in 1956; his first Pop Brushstroke painting appeared in 1965. This catalog represents the first major survey of Lichtenstein's work since he died in 1997 in New York.