Roy Lichtenstein – Artwork and Bio of the American Painter


Roy Lichtenstein was an American painter born on 27 October 1923 in New York. Roy was born into a comfortable family, and his parents supported his artistic ambitions. As a teenager, he received art instructions at the Parsons School of Design. Afterward, Lichtenstein attended the Arts Students League and the Ohio State University.

Lichtenstein held his first solo show at Carlebach Gallery in New York in 1951, showing a series of artworks made with wood, metal, and scraps. The following year, John Heller Gallery started representing his works. Roy also worked as an assistant professor of art at several colleges. His exhibition at Leo Castelli’s gallery marked the start of a successful era spanning into the 1990s for the artist. Lichtenstein died on 29 September 1997.

What was Roy Lichtenstein Known For?

Roy Lichtenstein was renowned for his cartoon paintings and comics. Roy experimented with several mediums in his art career, but comics were his most successful. He frequently painted abstractions and included figures in his artworks. His cartoons also show the expert use of colored dots to create color contrasts.

Who was Roy Lichtenstein Influenced By?

Roy Lichtenstein was influenced by the techniques of Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism. Though Roy was influenced early in his artistic journey by famous Cubists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, most of his work from the late 1950s to the 1960s shows the influence of Abstract Expressionism on his style through the use of abstractions and thick application of paint.

What Art Movement was Roy Lichtenstein Associated With?

Roy Lichtenstein was associated with the Pop Art and Surrealism art movement. Lichtenstein’s success with Pop Art culture in the United States saw a shift from the Abstract Expressionism that previously dominated the era.

Roy Lichtenstein Artwork

Below are some of the works of Roy Lichtenstein

Bedroom at Arles




Crying Girl

Drowning Girl

Happy Tears


Hot Dog

In the Car


Look Mickey



Sleeping Girl

Takka Takka



Woman in bath

All Roy Lichtenstein Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Whaam! 1963 magna,Canvas
In the Car 1963 magna,Canvas
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