Roy Lichtenstein

Full Name

Roy Fox Lichtenstein

Birth and Death

Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born on October 27, 1923, in New York City, the son of Milton Lichtenstein and Beatrice Werner Lichtenstein.

Lichtenstein died of complications from pneumonia on September 29, 1997, at the New York University Medical Center in Manhattan.

Info about lichtenstein

#1 Initially Roy Lichtenstein was not a comic book enthusiast:Roy Lichtenstein was born on October 27, 1923 in a Jewish family. As a boy he was not a comic book fan although later, comic strips would provide inspiration for his best known works.

#2 He started as a Cubist Artist: roy Lichtenstein’s initially worked in Cubism and Abstract Expressionism. By late 1950s, however, his works included hidden images of cartoon characters.

#3 His son drove him towards Pop Art:His 1961 painting Look Mickey is regarded as the bridge between his Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art works. He created the painting after his son challenged him by pointing out to a Mickey Mouse comic book and saying, “I bet you can’t paint as good as that, eh, Dad?”

#4 ‘Whaam!’ is Roy Lichtenstein’s most famous painting


#5 Lichtenstein made a film

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