Roy Fox Lichtenstein[2] (/ˈlɪktənˌstn/; October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody.[3] Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. His artwork was considered to be "disruptive".[4] He described pop art as "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting".[5] His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.

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Roy Lichtenstein
Lichtenstein in 1967
Roy Fox Lichtenstein

(1923-10-27)October 27, 1923
New York City, U.S.
DiedSeptember 29, 1997(1997-09-29) (aged 73)
New York City, U.S.
EducationTimothy Dwight School, Parsons School of Design[1]
Alma materOhio State University
Known forPainting, sculpture
MovementPop art
  • Isabel Wilson (1949–1965; divorced; 2 children inc. Mitchell)
  • Dorothy Herzka (m. 1968)
Patron(s)Gunter Sachs

Whaam! and Drowning Girl are generally regarded as Lichtenstein's most famous works.[6][7][8] Drowning Girl, Whaam!, and Look Mickey are regarded as his most influential works.[9] His most expensive piece is Masterpiece, which was sold for $165 million in January 2017.[10]