20th Century Contemporary Artists Series: Lichtenstein’s Lady

I’ve begun a series of mostly smaller works (12×12, 16×16 and 18×18) working my way 1900-2000. Works inspired by Frank Stella (primarily 1960-70s), Piet Mondrian (1930) and Charles Renee Macintosh (1910) have most recently been completed.

Inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) , an American Pop artist who during the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, became a leading figure in this new art movement.   Comic strips are his main inspiration, producing hard-edged, precise compositions that document while parodying subjects, often in a tongue-in-check manner.  Both popular advertising and the comic book style heavily influenced his work.  I’m drawn to the sketches he does prior to creating the huge hard-edge canvases he works on – they lend themselves to another glass medium; fused glass.  This piece is the first fused glass panel I did and won an award at the Wayne Art Center. (16″ x 18″, sold)