- September 29
) was a prominent American
pop artist, whose work borrowed heavily from popular advertising and comic book
styles, which he himself described as being "as artificial as possible." Using oil and Magna paint
his best known works, such as Drowning Girl
), feature thick outlines, bold colors and Benday Dots
to represent certain colors, as if created by photographic reproduction. Rather than attempt to reproduce his subjects, his work tackles the way mass media
In addition to paintings, he also made sculptures in metal and plastic.
Lichtenstein was born in Manhattan in New York City, and died there. He studied at Ohio State University where he also taught for five years between 1946 and 1951.