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Roy LICHTENSTEIN | Kitchen range
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United States of America 1923 – 1997
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Kitchen range [Kitchen stove] 1961-62
oil on canvas
oil on canvas
173.0 (h) x 173.0 (w) cm
signed and dated verso u.l., crayon, "rf, Lichtenstein/ 61-62"
Purchased 1978
NGA 1979.68
© Roy Lichtenstein. Licensed by Lichtenstein, New York & VISCOPY, Australia
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Roy Lichtenstein was born on 27 October 1923 in New York City. He attended classes at the Art Students League, New York, in 1940, and from 1940 to 1942 he studied at the School of fine Arts, Ohio State University, until drafted into the army. He resumed his studies in 1946, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in 1949. His first solo exhibition was at the Carlbach Gallery, New York, in 1951. In 1957 he began teaching at the State University of New York in Oswego and in 1960 was appointed assistant lecturer at Douglass College, Rutgers University, New York. At Rugers Lichtenstein met several initiators of Pop Art, including Allan Kaprow, Jim Dine and George Segal. In early 1961 he began paintings of everyday objects based on advertising and cartoon imagery, and showed these for the first time at the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, in 1962. In 1963 his work was shown at the Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, and Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, and the success of these exhibitions encouraged Lichtenstein to leave teaching and become a full-time painter in 1964. The late 1960s saw several museum exhibitions of his work: at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1966, the Pasadena Art Museum in 1967, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 1969. In 1970 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in that year moved to South Hampton, Long Island, where he still does most of his studio work. An exhibition of his work from the 1970s which toured American museums was organised by the Saint Louis Art Museum in 1981, and in 1987 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, organised a large retrospective of his drawings. Lichtenstein continues to work in South Hampton and New York City.

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