Tom Wesselmann – January 2001

Tom Wesselmann is considered to be one of the co-founders of the American Pop Art movement of the 1960’s.

Originally studying drawing, he worked as a cartoonist, but after moving to New York, he became influenced by artists Robert Motherwell and Willem de Kooning and decide to pursue a fine art.

By the 1960′s, Wesselmann had become one of the leading Pop artists, favoring classical representation of still life, nudes, and landscape.

Over his career, Wesselman continued to experiment with his materials, creating free standing shaped canvases, which showed small intimate objects on a grand scale during the 1970′s and metal works that resembled painted gestural brushstrokes through the 1980′s and 90′s.

Wesselmann has been included in numerous public collections.

For more detailed information on the artist, go to the Tom Wesselmann page.

Tom Wesselmann died December 17, 2004 in New York.