Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997

"Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself." ~ Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Fox Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy WarholJasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parodyInspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style.