“Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn’t look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.”

Roy Lichtenstein

American artist Roy Lichtenstein was born in 1920 in New York. Lichtenstein’s career began as a Studio Arts student at Ohio State University in 1940. Though his studies had to stop due to the Second World War, he resumed in 1946. Studying under Hoyt L. Sherman who would be one of his greatest influences. During this period, Lichtenstein also began working on one of his first series. These initial paintings focused on mythology and folklore, often poking fun at medieval knights, kings and maidens. He then began to draw cartoon images from bubble-gum wrappers and became one of the most well-known pop artists of modern day art.

Roy Lichtenstein

Two Paintings (Dagwood)
Temple
Two Paintings
Sweet Dreams Baby!