Artist Birthdays October 27 – ROY LICHTENSTEIN

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ROY LICHTENSTEIN (Oct. 27, 1923 – Sept. 29, 1997)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting, sculpture
  • Art Movement: Pop Art
  • ARTiFact: His first work to feature the large-scale use of hard-edged figures and Benday Dots was Look Mickey (1961); the piece resulted from a challenge from one of his sons, who pointed to a Mickey Mouse comic book and said, “I bet you can’t paint as good as that, eh, Dad?”
  • Artist Quote: “I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Crying Girl, 1963.

Roy Lichtenstein. Crying Girl, 1963.

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