Roy Lichtenstein Essay

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Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) is a painter, sculptor, printmaker and decorative artist. He created advertisements inspired from Native Westernize figure. He was one of the well-known contemporary artist who implemented comics strips in his artwork such as ‘Hopeless’ a painting which was about his wife’s relationship from the past using abstract expressionism phase. (Lichtenstein as cited) “Once I have established what the subject is going to be, I am not interested anymore, although I want it to come through with immediate impact of the comics.” (Alloway, 1983, p.73). He implemented the theme Romance and War throughout his artwork. This is essay will briefly discuss Lichtenstein’s background to his work, outline major influences and contribution to the world of Pop-art.…show more content…
As a child, he intrigues listening to science fiction radio programs and creating model airplane (Art History, Modern Insite, 2016, para. 5). Lichtenstein attended Franklin School Art wasn’t compulsory as a subject but he knew how to draw and paint, during those years, he began taking a summer course at the Art Student League under Reginald Marsh in 1939 (Alloway, 1983, p.8). After that, he entered a three years of Fine Arts degree, Ohio State University, in 1940 to 1943.

In 1943, Roy Lichtenstein was also a brave and reliable person such as being part of a military assistant in Europe during World War II, He took a degree at De Paul University in Chicago as an Engineer. “he served as a clerk and draftsman, enlarging army newspaper cartoons for commanding officer”. (Art History, Modern Insite, 2016, para. 7). After serving in the military during the war, Lichtenstein continue his course 1946 to 1951 and received a master's degree in 1949. (Encyclopedia Britannica Inc, 2016, para.
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