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Pop art is a visual art movement that emerged in the mid 1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art challenged tradition by asserting that an artist's use of the mass-produced visual commodities of popular culture is contiguous with the perspective of Fine Art since Pop removes the material from its context and isolates the object, or combines it with other objects, for contemplation. Characterized by themes and techniques drawn from popular mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects, pop art is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of Abstract Expressionism, as well as an expansion upon them.   continue on wikipedia  


Jean Dubuffet    1901-1985    French
Wayne Thiebaud    1920-    American
Richard Artschwager    1923    American
Roy Lichtenstein    1923-1997    American
Larry Rivers    1923-2002    American Painter/Sculptor
Robert Rauschenberg    1925-2008    American
Alex Katz    1927-    American
Robert Indiana    1928-    American
Andy Warhol    1928-1987    American
Claes Oldenburg    1929-    Swedish/American SculptoR
Jasper Johns    1930-    American Painter/Sculptor
Gerhard Richter    1932-    German
James Rosenquist    1933-    American
Jim Dine    1935-    American
David Hockney    1937-    British
Allen Jones    1937-    British
Keith Haring   1958-1990   American
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