I LOVE LOVE LOVE this website!!!!!! The prices are terrific!!! Especially when you purchase the membership. I will never buy my art supplies anywhere else. The selection is amazing and the customer service is outstanding.

angelika portsmouth, VA

More Testimonials »

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein

(1923 - 1997)
Born: New York, New York
Style: Pop Art
Famous Works:
  • Blam! (1962)
  • Drowning Girl (1963)
  • Kiss V (1964)
Roy Lichtenstein was raised in New York City, and expressed an early interest in art and music. Lichtenstein studied painting at the Art Students League in New York, later enrolling at Ohio State University where he studied several disciplines, including literature, design, and history. Lichtenstein's studies were delayed when he was called to serve in the Army in 1943, but he returned to OSU to complete his Fine Arts degree and later work as an art instructor. By this point in his life, Lichtenstein had experimented with Social Realism, portraiture, sculpture, and more. By the late 1950's, Lichtenstein was working primarily in the Abstract Expressionist style, but introducing elements that were fundamentally in conflict with the style, such as figures and popular cartoon characters. By the 1960s his paintings had developed into the Pop art style for which he is best known. He used images from the media, reproducing cells from well known comic strips on a large scale. He did not always lay the paint onto the surface in a conventional manner. Instead he imitated the method of printing from the comics, painting the dots, called Ben Day dots, in primary colors. This change was rewarded when his one-man show at the Leo Castelli Gallery was hugely popular, and the artist was able to devote himself solely to painting. Usually part of his compositions were catchy phrases, sometimes even just one word. His painting, Blam!, used the imagery of a fighter plane bursting into a ball of fire, and the pilot abandoning the craft mid-flight. The moment of impact is felt powerfully, despite its kitsch overtones. The iconic, comic book inspired works for which Roy Lichtenstein is best known did not represent an end to his development, and he lived to incorporate many styles into his art, such as Cubism, Geometric Abstraction, and Surrealism. Lichtenstein achieved significant acclaim, and, along with the other Pop artists, raised many questions about art in the modern world.
Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

Up to 63% Off

From $17.56

Beginning Watercolor

by Walter Foster

The perfect resource for beginner watercolor artists .

Up to 32% Off

All Pencil

by Stabilo

Marks clearly on any transparent, glazed surface

From $9.19

Pencil Sets

by Conte

Conte quality in convenient sets

From $11.99

The Chinese Brush Painting Bible

by North Light

Over 200 motifs with step-by-step instructions

Up to 35% Off

bace Big Artist Canvas Easel

by Fredrix

The affordable display and painting easel
Deal of the Week
(valid thru Feb 27)
 

Tim Holtz Distress Kit

by Ranger

A fun stamping technique set.

  Tim Holtz Distress Kit

 
List: $18.00
 
Non-Member: $12.59
30% OFF
 
VIP Member: $10.79
40% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

OMG The best. I used red and I only had to put one coat. I was shocked. I will be buying all the colors.
- Karen J in North Augusta SC
Working with Pebeo products is so much fun and I love the different affects that can be achieved by using Prisme, Vitrail and glitter together. Cons: Some colors in the Pebeo Prisme line became thick and gooey after 4 to 6 months of storage. I attempted to thin the paint with paint thinner but it was still too thick. I wrote the Pebeo Customer Service Department and have yet to hear from them (it's been approximately one week now). Regardless, when I want to create something unique I will continue to use them.
- SandraB in Foley, AL
I have used these brushes for years , love them and I have sold many paintings using these brushes. So I think they are a great bargain!
- Nick in ST. Johnsbury Vt

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...