“The challenge for an artist is always to find your own way of doing something.”
Tom Wesselmann was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 23, 1931 and he was an American Pop artist. He attended Hiram College in Ohio from 1949 to 1951 before entering the University of Cincinnati. After a two-year enlistment in the army, he returned to university in 1954 and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. However, after spending time drawing cartoons whilst enlisted in the army, he decided to pursue a career in art. He enrolled at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and received his diploma in 1959. After graduation he moved to New York City, where his focus shifted to fine art.