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Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997)
H. K. L. Ltd., New York and Boston
Save Our Planet, Save Our Water, 1971
screenprint on photo-offset lithograph
58.2 x 81 cm (22 7/8 x 31 7/8 in.)
Pace Prints, NY
© the estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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Biography of Roy Lichtenstein

Born in New York City, Roy Lichtenstein attended the Art Students League, where he studied with the painter Reginald Marsh. He then attended the School of Fine Arts at Ohio State University, earning his B.F.A. degree in 1946 after serving three years in the Army stationed in Europe. He received his M.F.A. degree three years later.Lichtenstein became a major force in the Pop Art movement in the 1960s. In addition to painting, he worked in a number of graphic-art media. As early as 1950, he won design awards for his prints, many of them made at Tyler Graphics in Mount Kisco, New York. Since the early 1960s his prints have been included in important contemporary graphic- art exhibitions throughout the country. A major exhibition of his prints was presented at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in 1994.The mass-produced appearance and process-oriented style of Lichtenstein's work make it ideally suited to print and poster making. He has completed innumerable public and private commissions for museums, film and music festivals, political groups, and the American Bicentennial.

Source:Corlett, Mary Lee. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonne,1948-1995. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1994.

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