Born in New York in 1923, Roy Lichtenstein was a leading American Pop artist along with Andy Warhol. He studied art in Art Students League of New York in 1939 and Ohio State University in Columbus in 1940. Lichtenstein served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 and was stationed in Europe.
In 1961, Lichtenstein produced Look Mickey, the first work enlarging a comic image. His highly acclaimed first one-man show was held at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1962. Since 1964, he began working on paintings with subjects such as mirrors, entablature, and brushstrokes. His paintings employing Benday dots without the feel of brush touches successfully transformed and upgraded images of popular comic of general public into Pop art.

From 1972, when Still Life with Red Wine was drawn, to 1974, Lichtenstein focused on drawing still lifes. While Dutch still lifes frequently painted in the 17th century realistically reproduced fresh fruits and shiny dishes, Lichtenstein’s still lifes are plain and clear with no intricate shading or perspective. In addition to still lifes, Lichtenstein produced many works, whose source of creation was his own approach to the art history, quoting Impressionism, Cubism, and Futurism.


  • Title: Still Life with Red Wine
  • Creator: Roy Lichtenstein
  • Date Created: 1972/1972
  • Physical Dimensions: 179.0×108.0
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: ©Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, NY & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2023 E5428
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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