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The Art & Life of Roy Lichtenstein

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The life of the great Pop Art painter Roy Lichtenstein, illustrated with his most famous artworks. In the newest of Abrams' award-winning line of picture book biographies of artists, Susan Goldman Rubin evocatively explores Roy Lichtenstein's work and life and his groundbreaking influence on the art world. In Roy's long career as a teacher, artist, and innovator, he changed the way that people thought about art and how artists thought about their subjects, challenging people to see familiar sights with new eyes. Classically trained in painting and drawing, Roy found inspiration from cartoons, newspaper comics, and children's books--images most people didn't consider "serious" art. He also chose to paint, in meticulous detail, the building blocks of painting--a single brushstroke or the back of a canvas--drawing attention to the way that artists use these tools. Roy and the other Pop Artists, including Andy Warhol, broke down the rules about what makes proper subjects for fine art. In over a thousand paintings and numerous other works, Roy brought familiar images into new light and captured the imagination of the world. The book includes a bibliography, an index, and a list of museums where you can see Lichtenstein's work.
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2008
ISBN: 9780810994928
0810994925
Branch Call Number: jB LichtensteinRubin
Characteristics: 47 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm

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The life of the great Pop Art painter Roy Lichtenstein, illustrated with his most famous artworks. In the Abrams' award-winning line of picture book biographies of artists, Susan Goldman Rubin evocatively explores Roy Lichtenstein's work and life and his groundbreaking influence on the art worl... Read More »


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Dec 29, 2011

The reproductions of Lichtenstein's cartoon-inspired art works are the immediate draw of this book for many youngsters, but the extensively researched text also provides older youths with insights into how a child who loves art becomes a mature working artist (including schooling, shows, jobs, setbacks, breakthroughs, and historical and contemporary inspirations). Rubin has also written books of comparable depth on artists Thiebaud, Warhol, Hopper, and O'Keeffe, but this one on Lichtenstein has the most "curb appeal."

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