ROY LICHTENSTEIN 1923-1997
- Born October 27, in Manhattan , Roy Lichtenstein is one of the most important artists of the pop American art . His work identifiable at first glance (points, lines , and very flat colors ) by the judicious se of a few dominant colors draws heavily on advertising and popular imagery and the comics of his time.
- In 1961, the New York Leo Castelli gallery exhibits his work , Roy Lichtenstein obtains his first solo exhibition in 1962. By using cartoon images and derived commercial printing techniques, it then causes a visual shock .
- In the early 1990s, the artist and his family make arrangements to create a private foundation to facilitate public access to art and the art of his time.
- He died in 1997 following a pneumonia in New York
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