Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York City 1923. He became famous for his bold, Pop Art paintings of comic strip cartoons and everyday objects. Although best known as a painter, he worked in a variety of media: sculpture, murals, prints and ceramics.

Lichtenstein chose colours carefully, to imitate the four colours of printers’ inks. He also used Ben Day dots, a system invented to increase the range of colours available to newspaper printing. Look closely at his work – can you see how the colours are clear from a distance, but look like tiny dots close-up?

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Teacher: Jess Maud


TA: Janet Forde


Artist: Roy Lichtenstein