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American, Born 1923

Painter and sculptor Roy Lichtenstein first studied art at the Art Students League in New York. He began his studies at Ohio State University in 1940, but was drafted into the US Army in 1943. Upon completing his three-year military duty, he returned to Ohio State to complete his BFA, eventually joining the university's faculty. While teaching at Ohio State University, he also completed his MFA. Lichtenstein would later receive honorary doctorates from several universities.

Lichtenstein is well known for his paintings and prints of enlarged comic book cells and an influential mass media style. He was one of the most important figures in the Pop Art movement, which used images from popular culture to critique the consumerism engulfing 1950s and '60s America. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the National Gallery of Art.

Study of Hands

Study of Hands 1981
Master printer - Dan Gualdoni
Lithograph from four aluminum plates, silkscreen from two screens
300gr. Rives BFK
31 1/2"h x 32 3/4"w
Ed. 100