b. 1923, New York City
One of the leading Pop Artists of the 1960s, Lichtenstein (1923-1997) rose to stardom alongside the likes of Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. His practice tended to parody and imitate pop culture and art history. His stylistic approach referenced commercial advertising and comic book strips. He would often juxtaposed this removed and deliberate painting technique with emotionally charged subject matter, scenes of heartbreak and warfare. A signature element of his style is his use of Ben-Day dots, the dot patterning commonly used in mechanical image printing processes.