1923-1997 American 20th Century painter and sculptor, exponent of Pop art

He earned his BFA from Ohio State, then studied at the Art Students League of New York. Friend of Andy Warhol. His subjects are often banal objects like a hamburger or hot dog. He also did blowups of single frames from a comic or bubble gum wrapper. Larger canvases, acrylic paint. Used the technique of printmaking. He attended the American Academy in Rome. Famous painting: "Whaam" 1963 (WHAM!). Later in his career he did parodies of famous paintings

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Selected Source: Tompkins, Calvin, "Off The Wall, Robert Rauschenberg and the Art World of Our Time", Penguin, New York, 1980 Last Updated 07.04.04