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Roy Lichtenstein *REVISED*

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Roy Lichtenstein
by Danielle McInerney, Julie McKenna, Luciana Ochoa (The Foxes)

Lichtenstein was born in New York City and grew up on Manhattan's upper west side. After serving wartime Lichtenstein continued on with his life and moved to Cleveland working as a window-display designer for a department store, an industrial designer and a commercial-art instructor.
The element of art that was Roy Lichtenstein's focus was texture. Although he didn't paint freehand, he used stencils with patterns of dots with textures. Every one of his paintings have a sort of dotted texture.
Roy Lichtenstein's preferred art medium was oil, magna and acrylic paints.
Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born in New York city and lived in the upper west side of Manhattan while growing up. In his teens, he became interested in art. After graduating High school, Lichtenstein attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His college studies were interrupted in 1943, when he was drafted to war. After his wartime service, Lichtenstein returned to Ohio State in 1946 to finish his undergraduate degree and master's degree—both in fine arts.
Roy Lichtenstein was born on October 27, 1923 and died September 29, 1997 in New York City. His years of life brought happiness and great success.
Roy Lichtenstein's preferred subject matter was comic strips and pop art.
Lichtenstein faced many challenges throughout his life. While he was a young student in college, his studies were interrupted by his draft to Europe for World War 2. Lichtenstein was also married twice. Lichtenstein even died struggling from a diesease called pneumonia.

As a founding member of the 1960's pop art movement, Roy Lichtenstein quickly became a major figure in American art by incorporating comic book characters and other icons of popular American culture into a rare form of art.
Although there is not any known artist that Lichtenstein worked with, during the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist , he became a leading figure in the new art movement.
Roy Lichtenstein's most famous work: Whaam!
Portrait
Moonscape
Roy Lichtenstein's artwork was very famous and unique in its own ways. Back in the 1960's he became a leading figure in the pop art movement. His style was an affront to abstract expressionism.
Sunrise
Popeye
Stepping Out
World's Fair Mural
Lichtenstein became famous while he was alive. In 1962, he had a landmark exhibition at the Castelli Gallery. His career took off from there. Lichtenstein's pop paintings had widespread popular acceptance, but in 1965 he began to do Abstract Expressionism. In the 1990s, he did large-scale abstract interiors, and he also worked in ceramics and enameled steel. He was well known in the 60's for his unique style and phenomenal work.
Drowning Girl
You can see Roy Lichtenstein's work today at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.
Texture was Roy Lichtenstein's Element of Art that he focused on. He used stencils to create his artwork but used patterns of dots with texture.
Roy Lichtenstein's focused Principle of Design was emphasis
For more information on Roy Lichtenstein go to: http://www.biography.com/people/roy-lichtenstein-9381678
http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=3542
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