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Lichtenstein was one of the most influential and innovative artists of the second half of the twentieth century. He is preeminently identified with Pop Art, a movement he helped originate, and his first fully achieved paintings, rendered in a style mimicking the crude printing processes of newspaper reproduction, were based on imagery from comic strips and advertisements.
These paintings lasted some three years and he is typically associated with these by many. There are exuberant canvases inspired by the masters he admired, such as Picasso, Monet, and Matisse. Among his more than 5000 works is a mural for The Tel Aviv Museum of Art. As a teen-ager Lichtenstein’s grandmother rented a house on
Lake Buel near Great Barrington, and we will see a photo of him there and learn about his disciplined art.
Presented by J. Carol Salus, PhD. Salus recently retired after an accomplished career as a Professor at Kent State University’s School of Art. She has published on Picasso, Degas, R. B. Kitaj, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein, and has taught Art History and American Art and Architecture. She often combines her broad expertise in art, together with her interest in Jewish history, She taught throughout her career at Kent State University.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series.