TOM WESSELMANN

TOM WESSELMANN

Born in:

1931-2004

Nationality:

American

Birthplace:

Cincinnati, Oh, United States

Based in:

New York, NY, United States

Biography:

Tom Wesselmann is considered one of the major artists of New York Pop Art, along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Best known for his 1960s series “Great American Nude,” which featured flat figures in an intense palette of red, white, blue, and other patriotic colors, Wesselmann, in an effort to reject Abstract Expressionism, made collages and assemblages that incorporated everyday objects and advertising ephemera. In the early 1980s, he produced his first "Metal Works,” in which he shaped canvases and cut metal to create abstract three-dimensional images. In his final years, Wesselmann returned to the female form in the “Sunset Nudes” series, where the compositions, abstract imagery, and sanguine moods recall the odalisques of Henri Matisse.




Technical Drawing for Smoker, /


Pencil on Bristol board


21.59 x 24.76 cm



Smoking Cigarette , 1999


liquitex on Bristol board


18.5 x 14.5 cm



Study for Smoker , 1975


Ballpoint pen and colored pencils on tracing paper


27.9 x 21.6 cm