POP ART EXHIBITION !
At Exeter Phoenix !
Andy Warhol: Andy was born on the 6th August 1928. He graduated from college with a fine arts degree in 1949 and started work as a commercial artist. He moved to New York and worked for "Glamour" magazine and carried on to be one of the best commercial artists in the 1950's. In 1964 he opened his own museum of artwork called "The Factory". It became a very popular hot stop for tourists in New York. Unfortunately Andy died on the 22nd February 1987. He died in his sleep during a recovery from gallbladder surgery.
Roy Lichtenstein: Roy was born in New York on the 27th October 1923. He got a masters of art degree at Ohio state university after serving in the army during World War II. Roy became a very big Pop Artist in the 1960's. He was a commercial designer for 6 years before teaching at Oswego state college. But he gave up to peruse a full time painting career. He created a lot of famous pieces such as: Drowning girl (1963), Blam!(1962) and Self - Portrait(1978). Unfortunately Roy died on the 29th September 1997 due to pneumonia (lung inflammation).