US painter, sculptor, and printmaker. He was one of the foremost exponents of pop art
. He rejected abstract art, favouring such mundane subjects as flags, as in Three Flags
(1958), maps, and numbers as a means of exploring the relationship between popular images and reality. His work employs pigments mixed with wax (encaustic) to create a rich surface with unexpected delicacies of colour.
He has also created collages and lithographs. One of his best-known works is Painted Bronze
(1960), a bronze of two ale cans, a common theme in his art. He was also influenced by the French artist Marcel Duchamp
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