About the artist
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was an American pop artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His work was heavily influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. He used a variety of techniques to achieve his signature look, including the use of Ben-Day dots and the application of bold primary colours. Lichtenstein was married twice and had two sons. He was also a professor at several universities and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1997.
Also associated with: Ben-Day dots, comic book style, primary colours, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg.