"I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me." -Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), born in New York, New York, was an American artist who was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement. He used popular culture as the basis for his art in the late 1950s.He studied at the Art Students League of New York and the Ohio State University. He created a variety of paintings and sculptures in his signature comic book aesthetic and worked from images in newspaper ads and comic strips, developing a technique that imitated the screen-printing Ben-Day dots used in print media but on a large scale. His later works explore illusionism and the representation of reality in art.