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Roy Lichtenstein
(1923 - 1997)

1923 Born 27 October in Manhattan
1940 Attends painting class at the Art Students League over the summer; begins studies in fine arts at Ohio State University in the autumn
1943 Drafted into U.S. Army
1945 Enrols in history and French language classes at the Cité Universitaire in Paris
1946 Discharged from the army, returns to Ohio State University
1949 Receives M.F.A. degree from Ohio State University; marries Isabel Wilson
1951 Receives a Brooklyn Museum Purchase Award and one of his works enters the collection; first solo exhibition in Manhattan, at Carlebach Gallery; family moves to Cleveland
1957 Takes position as assistant professor of art at the State University of New York at Oswego
1960 Takes position as assistant professor of art at Douglass College, family moves to New Jersey
1963 First solo exhibition in Europe, at Sonnabend's gallery in Paris
1965 Divorces Isabel
1968 Marries Dorothy Herzka
1969 Begins works on films for the Art and Technology exhibition for Universal City Studios
1971 Inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1977 Receives Skowhegan Medal for Painting; awarded Doctorate of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
1979 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, New York
1980 Awarded honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Southampton College in New York
1988 Receives an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from his alma mater, Ohio State University
1989 Stays at the American Academy in Rome as artist-in-residence
1995 Receives the National Medal of Arts; receives Kyoto Prize from Inamori Foundation, Kyoto, Japan
1996 Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
1997 Dies 29 September from complications due to pneumonia

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