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Whaam! The Art and Life of Roy Lichtenstein

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The life of the great Pop Art painter Roy Lichtenstein, illustrated with his most famous artworks.

In the newest of Abrams’ award-winning line of picture book biographies of artists, Susan Goldman Rubin evocatively explores Roy Lichtenstein’s work and life and his groundbreaking influence on the art world. In Roy’s long career as a teacher, artist, and innovator, he changed
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Harry N. Abrams
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This was an informative and entertaining look into the life and evolving work of Roy Lichtenstein. One of my favorite parts was when Roy’s son David came home from school and described a classroom discussion about what their fathers did for a living. Young David complained that all the other fathers had interesting jobs “and you’re an artist and you can’t draw.” This moment of honesty from his son inspired Roy to forever change the direction of his art.
This was a stand-out art book. Bold and graphic with an attractive design and cover. The text was interesting (love the typewriter font!): the art and Lichtenstein's process are really the focal point here, not his personal life.

What impressed me most was that the book is very thoughtful - it was actually written and designed with kids in mind (for a change!). If you put this on display in the library, I can definitely see the kids who love comics checking it out. And for those who don't want t
What a great kids' biography. Just enough details and interesting facts without being too overwhelming. I can't wait to share this one.
Enjoyable introduction to Lichtenstein's life and a comprehensive overview of his work.
Oct 16, 2013 Red rated it 4 of 5 stars
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some painters are in a quest for beauty and truth and some even reach their goal
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Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of more than forty-five books for young people, including Andy Warhol: Pop Art Painter; The Yellow House: Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side; and Edward Hopper: Painter of Light and Shadow. A long-time instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers Program, Susan Goldman Rubin lives in Malibu, California.
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