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Roy Lichtenstein is a pop art painter whose works, in a style derived from comic strips, portray the trivialization of culture endemic in contemporary American life. Using bright, strident colors and techniques borrowed from the printing industry, he ironically incorporates mass-produced emotions and objects into highly sophisticated references to art history.

In the 1950's, Lichtenstein painted in a style derivative of Abstract Expressionism, with subjects that ranged from reproductions of famous paintings to commercial illustration. In 1960, he moved to New Jersey to teach at Rutgers University where he met fellow teachers Allan Kaprow and George Segal. Lichtenstein, along with Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, was a pioneer figure in the American Pop Art movement, which celebrated popular and commercial imagery.

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