In 1962 his wife was killed in a car crash, and Hamilton went to America for the first time
He met many American Pop Artists and even befriended Marcel Duchamp
Hamilton is often considered one of the first Pop Artists
On Growth and Form by D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson
The Independent Group
Pop music scene
Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? (1956)
Interior II (1964)
Swingeing London III (1972 )
Born June 25, 1932 in Darford, Kent
1949-1951: Studied at Gravesend Technical College
1961: First exhibition; “Young Contemporaries”
1962: Featured in Ken Russell’s film on Pop Art, Pop Goes the Easel
1960s-1970s: Taught at institutions like St. Martins School of Art, Harrow School of Art and the Royal College of Art
Music hall entertainment
The Independent Group
On the Balcony (1955 – 1957)
Got a Girl (1961)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
The First Real Target (1961)
Born May 15, 1930 in Augusta, Georgia
No formal training
1947-1949: Studied at the University of South Carolina and then Parsons School of Design in New York
1952: Drafted into the Korean War
1954: Returned to New York
1958: Gallery owner, Leo Castelli gave Johns his first solo show
Willem De Kooning
Three Flags  Flag (1954-1955)
Numbers In Color (1958-1959)
Painter, sculptor, printmaker, choreographer, and occasional composer
Born October 22, 1925 in Port Arthur, Texas
Came from strict family who wanted him to be a minister
Attended University of Texas to study pharmacology
1943: Drafted; posted at San Diego
1952: First solo show at Betty Parsons Gallery in New York
1954: Collaborated with Jasper Johns
1996: Checked into rehab for alcoholism
Died May 12, 2008 from heart failure
William de Kooning
Untitled (Combine) (1963)
Red Series (1953)
Born October 27, 1923
Started watercolor classes in 1937
In 1940 Lichtenstein attends classes at OSU including Art Appreciation and Advanced Freehand Drawing.
In 1943 Lichtenstein joins the army.
Lichtenstein’s father dies in 1946, and Lichtenstein is discharged from the army the same year.
Lichtenstein’s art is first in a New York gallery in 1951
1956 Lichtenstein creates first proto-pop work, Ten Dollar Bill
In 1962 Lichtenstein exhibited his first paintings based on comics
Roy Lichtenstein dies September 29, 1997 .
Ten Dollar Bill (1956) Donald Duck (1958)
Look Mickey (1961)
Golf Ball Lichtenstein (1962) Composition in Black and White Mondrian (1917) George Washington Lichtenstein (1962) George Washington Gilbert Stuart (1767) Les Femmes d’Alger Picasso (1955) Femme d’Alger Lichtenstein (1963)
Drowning Girl (1963) Vicki (1964)
Born in Pittsburg in 1928.
Took art classes as a child and then went to The School of Fine Arts at Carnegie Tech Institute .
Moved to New York in 1949.
Got many jobs in commercial art for high fashion stores and magazines such as Vogue.
Last name was originally Warhola, but the “a” was accidentally left out in a magazine.
Became obsessed with glamour and fashion, he loved media attention and celebrities.
Tried to be very self-controlled.
Started film making later in life.
Died in February, 1987.
Commercial Art Career
Obsession with glamour and fashion
192 Dollar Bills (1962) Green Coca-Cola Bottles (1962)
Small Torn Campbell’s Soup Can (Pepper Pot) (1962) Campbell's Soup with Can Opener (1962) Campbell’s Soup Can (Tomato) (1961)
Liz (1963) Turquoise Marilyn (1964) Elvis (Studio Type) (1963)
Born in Stockholm in 1929.
Moved to America in 1936.
Attended Yale University, then Art Institute of Chicago.
Was involved in partly spontaneous theatrical events called “Happenings”.
American commerce and love of things.
His own “Happenings”
Symbols of human life
Floor Cake (1962) Soft Bathtub (1966)
Dropped Cone (2001) Spoonbridge and Cherry (1988)
Reactions to Pop Art
Only art critics and connoisseurs tried to understand in beginning.
Abstract Expressionism: Hated
Popular Modern Artists: Accused Pop Art artists for being “sell outs”
Hesitant at first.
After a little while the public began to enjoy Pop Art.
Art was now relatable and fun.
Pop Art hasn’t ended yet!
Continued with artists such as
Girls in Room (2011) What is Life Inside of this Room? (2011)