Roy Lichtenstein profile


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Roy Lichtenstein

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Roy Lichtenstein

American pop artistadd

Category: Visual Arts

Born in 1923, deceased in 1997.

Countries: United States (55%), New York (11%), (6%)

Main connections: Andy Warhol, Leo Castelli, Robert Rauschenberg

Linked to: Gagosian Gallery, Tate Modern, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Ludwig




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Roy Lichtenstein was born in 1923 add something


Reginald Marsh (artist) - During the 1940s and for many years Reginald Marsh became an important teacher at the Art Students League of New York, which ran a summer camp where Marsh's students included Roy Lichtenstein


Agnes Gund - Gund has an encyclopedic collection of modern and contemporary art from the 1940s through the present, ranging from modern masters, including Lee Bontecou, Arshile Gorky, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank_Stella, John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, Eva Hesse, Vija Celmins, James Lee Byars, and Richard Artschwager; through cutting-edge contemporary artists, such as Teresita Fernandez, Kara Walker, Lorna Simpson, Cai Guo-Qiang, Barry Ball, and Glenn Ligon


His studies were interrupted by a three-year stint in the army during and after World War II between 1943 and 1946. add something


In 1949 Lichtenstein received an M.F.A. degree from the Ohio State University and in the same year married Isabel Wilson, who previously had been married to Ohio artist Michael Sarisky. add something


Robert Ryman - He met artist Roy Lichtenstein during this period of the 1950s


In 1951 Lichtenstein had his first solo exhibition at the Carlebach Gallery in New York. add something


In 1954, his first son, David Hoyt Lichtenstein, now a songwriter, was born. add something


His second son, Mitchell Lichtenstein was born in 1956. add something


In 1957, he moved back to upstate New York and began teaching again. add something


Lichtenstein began teaching in upstate New York at the State University of New York at Oswego in 1958. add something


During the 1960s, his paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City and, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, and others he became a leading figure in the new art movement. add something


In 1960, he started teaching at Rutgers University where he was heavily influenced by Allan Kaprow, who was a teacher at the university. add something


Lichtenstein's derivative of van Gogh's original paintingIn the early 1960s, Lichtenstein reproduced masterpieces by Cezanne, Mondrian and Picasso before embarking on the Brushstroke series in 1965. add something


Leo Castelli - From the early 1960s through the late 70s, Frank Stella, Larry Poons, Lee Bontecou, James Rosenquist, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy_Warhol, Robert Morris, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Cy Twombly, Ronald Davis, Ed Ruscha, Salvatore Scarpitta, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Lawrence Weiner and Joseph Kosuth joined the stable of Castelli artists


Marisol Escobar - It was in the following decade of the 1960s that Marisol began to be influenced by pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein


His first work to feature the large-scale use of hard-edged figures and Ben-Day dots was Look Mickey (1961, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.). add something


In 1961, Leo Castelli started displaying Lichtenstein's work at his gallery in New York. add something


In 1961, Lichtenstein began his first pop paintings using cartoon images and techniques derived from the appearance of commercial printing. add something


Beginning in 1962, the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, held regular exhibitions of the artist’s work. add something


It follows the comic strip-based themes of some of his previous paintings and is part of a body of war-themed work created between 1962 and 1964. add something


Leo Castelli Gallery represented Lichtenstein exclusively since 1962. add something


Jim Dine - New Painting of Common Objects - In 1962 Dine's work was included, along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy_Warhol, Robert Dowd, Phillip Hefferton, Joe Goode, Edward Ruscha, and Wayne Thiebaud, in the historically important and ground-breaking "New Painting of Common Objects," curated by Walter Hopps at the Norton Simon Museum


Edward Ruscha - In 1962 Ruscha's work was included, along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy_Warhol, Robert Dowd, Phillip Hefferton, Joe Goode, Jim Dine, and Wayne Thiebaud, in the historically important and ground-breaking "New Painting of Common Objects," curated by Walter Hopps at the Pasadena Art Museum.


Wayne Thiebaud - In 1962 Thiebaud's work was included, along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy_Warhol, Jim Dine, Phillip Hefferton, Joe Goode, Edward Ruscha, and Robert Dowd, in the historically important and ground-breaking "New Painting of Common Objects," curated by Walter Hopps at the Pasadena Art Museum .


Kiki Kogelnik - Kogelnik moved to New York in 1962 where she joined a close-knit group of artists that included Roy Lichtenstein, Claes_Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, Tom Wesselmann, Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, among others


Mel Ramos - Along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, he was one of the first artists to do paintings of images from comic books, and works of the three were exhibited together at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1963


In 1964, Lichtenstein became the first American to exhibit at the Tate Gallery, London, on the occasion of the show "'54–'64: Painting and Sculpture of a Decade". add something


Lichtenstein began experimenting with sculpture around 1964, demonstrating a knack for the form that was at odds with the insistent flatness of his paintings. add something


With the help of Universal Film Studios, the artist conceived of, and produced, Three Landscapes, a film of marine landscapes, directly related to a series of collages with landscape themes he created between 1964 and 1966. add something


Gagosian Gallery - Shortly after, Gagosian Gallery was sued before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by Cowles herself, who claimed that the gallery sold another painting, "Girl in Mirror" by Roy Lichtenstein, from her collection in 2008-2009 without her consent


Most of his best-known artworks are relatively close, but not exact, copies of comic book panels, a subject he largely abandoned in 1965. add something


This phase would continue to 1965, and included the use of advertising imagery suggesting consumerism and homemaking. add something


Bruno Bischofberger - In 1965 he held an exhibition of American pop artists including: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert_Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenburg


In 1966, Lichtenstein moved on from his much-celebrated imagery of the early 1960s, and began his Modern Paintings series, including over 60 paintings and accompanying drawings. add something


It was purchased by the Tate Modern in 1966, after being exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1963, and has remained in their collection since. add something


In 1967, his first museum retrospective exhibition was held at the Pasadena Art Museum in California. add something


He married his second wife, Dorothy Herzka, in 1968. add something


In 1969, Lichtenstein was commissioned by Gunter Sachs to create Composition and Leda and the Swan, for the collector's famous Pop Art bedroom suite at the Palace Hotel in St. Moritz. add something


Lichtenstein began a series of Mirrors paintings in 1969. add something


Lichtenstein had his first retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 1969, organized by Diane Waldman. add something


Also in 1970, Lichtenstein purchased a former carriage house in Southampton, Long Island, built a studio on the property, and spent the rest of the 1970s in relative seclusion. add something


By 1970, while continuing on the Mirrors series, he started work on the subject of entablatures. add something


In 1970, Lichtenstein was commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to make a film. add something


The Entablatures consisted of a first series of paintings from 1971–72, followed by a second series in 1974-76, and the publication of a series of relief prints in 1976. add something


Lichtenstein's Still Life paintings, sculptures and drawings, which span from 1972 through the early 1980s, cover a variety of motifs and themes, including the most traditional such as fruit, flowers, and vases. add something


A notable example being Artist's Studio, Look Mickey (1973, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis) which incorporates five other previous works, fitted into the scene. add something


Group 5 Racing Version of BMW 320i, painted in 1977 by Roy Lichtenstein. add something


In 1977, he was commissioned by BMW to paint a Group 5 Racing Version of the BMW 320i for the third installment in the BMW Art Car Project. add something


National Gallery of Art - The East Building focuses on modern and contemporary art, with a collection including works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander_Calder, a 1977 mural by Robert Motherwell and works by many other artists


In the late 1970s, this style was replaced with more surreal works such as Pow Wow (1979, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen). add something


Mary’s, Georgia; Mermaid in Miami Beach; the 26 feet tall Brushstrokes in Flight at Port Columbus International Airport; the five-storey high Mural with Blue Brushstrokes (1984–85) at the Equitable Center, New York; and El Cap de Barcelona in Barcelona. add something


He discussed experiencing this heavy criticism in interview with April Bernard and Mimi Thompson in 1986. add something


Lichtenstein became the first living artist to have a solo drawing exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art from March – June 1987. add something


In his Reflection series, produced between 1988 and 1990, Lichtenstein reused his own motifs from previous works. add something


Hoyt L. Sherman - A building in his name, The Hoyt L. Sherman Studio Art Center, was endowed by Roy Lichtenstein in the 1990s


Lichtenstein's Bedroom at Arles , derivative of Vincent van Gogh original painting.


In 1994, Lichtenstein created the 53-foot-long, enamel-on-metal Times Square Mural that now hovers over pedestrians in the Times Square subway station. add something


The Guggenheim presented a second Lichtenstein retrospective in 1994. add something


Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies - Since 1995, John Baldessari, Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Bennett, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Elizabeth Murray, Loretta Pettway, Robert Rauschenberg, Susan Rothenberg, and Ed Ruscha have contributed editions


Gagosian Gallery has been exhibiting work by Lichtenstein since 1996. add something


In 1996 the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. became the largest single repository of the artist's work when Lichtenstein donated 154 prints and 2 books. add something

Roy Lichtenstein died in 1997 add something


Mart Tour and in an exhibition in 2007 at the British National Portrait Gallery. add something


Dan Graham - Witt, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert_Mangold, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Kazuo Shinohara, Michael Snow, Mies van der Rohe and Robert Venturi.


In late 2010 The Morgan Library & Museum showed Roy Lichtenstein: The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961–1968. add something


In 2011, the foundation's board decided the benefits of authenticating did not outweigh the risks of protracted lawsuits add something


Bernard Jacobson Gallery - In 2011 the gallery open a new space in New York on East 71st Street with an inaugural exhibition entitled "60 Years of British art", followed by "21 Americans", showing work by American artists including Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauschenberg, among others


In 2012, the foundation authenticated the piece when it surfaced at a New York City warehouse add something


Another major retrospective opened at the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2012 before going to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Tate Modern in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2013 add something


In October 2012 his painting "Electric Cord" was returned to Leo Castelli's widow Barbara Bertozzi Castelli, after having been missing for 42 years add something


"Woman with Flowered Hat" has held the record for highest Lichtenstein auction price since May 15, 2013 add something


Indashio - In September 2013 Indashio celebrated 10 years at New York Fashion Week with an event at EVR and featured a "POP" inspired T-shirt collection with longtime muse CariDee English and electric violinist Sarah Charness and featured inspiration by his favorite artists Lauryn Hill, Tupac, Lil' Kim, Bob Marley as well as make-up inspired by Roy Lichtenstein


This was topped in 2015 by the sale of "Nurse" for 95,4 million dollars at a Christie's auction add something