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Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) was an American artist who became a leading figure in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. Initially trained as a fine artist, Lichtenstein's early career included teaching and experimenting with various styles. However, it was his groundbreaking adoption of comic book aesthetics that catapulted him to international acclaim. Lichtenstein's iconic works often featured enlarged and stylized versions of comic book panels, employing the Ben-Day dot printing technique to recreate the look of commercial printing. His meticulous attention to detail and use of bold primary colors resulted in paintings that were both a commentary on popular culture and a celebration of the visual language of mass media.


Roy Lichtenstein's artworks have been prominently displayed in major museums and institutions globally. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Modern in London have hosted retrospectives dedicated to his influential career. Lichtenstein's large-scale murals and sculptures can be found in public spaces, such as the Brushstrokes in Flight mural at the Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio. His works are part of the collections at renowned institutions, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, cementing Lichtenstein's legacy as a key figure in reshaping the trajectory of contemporary art.

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