Roy Lichtenstein

American, 1923 - 1997

 

Modern Tapestry,   Wool, cut pile weave tapestry, 1968, 107 1/2 x 144 3/4 inches

Modern Tapestry, Wool, cut pile weave tapestry, 1968, 107 1/2 x 144 3/4 inches


Roy Lichtenstein, born in 1923, was an American Pop artist; a movement he helped create, along side James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol, and Jasper John among others. His technique, which involved the use of stencils, sought to bring the look and feel of commercial printing processes to his work. His work defined the premise of pop art, influenced by comic, commercial and advertising styles.  He expanded his palette beyond red, blue, yellow, black, white and green, and invented combined forms.