ARTIST NAME: Tom Wesselmann
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American artist born in Cincinnati, died in 2004. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, (1955-1956) and at the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, New York, (1956 to 1959).
Since the early sixties, Tom Wesselmann is considered as one of the major artists of the New York Pop Art along with Roy Liechtenstein and Andy Warhol. As such, he is exhibited in the major museums of contemporary art and referenced in almost every book dealing with the 20th century art.
Most of Wesselmann works of art can be devided in two categories : nudes and still lifes. His work started with brash collages, assemblages and modelled on advertising catalogs, usually combined with the exhibitionistic pose of a femal body.
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