Painter, printmaker, and sculptor Roy Lichtenstein is regarded as one of the most acclaimed artists of the Pop Art movement that revolutionized visual culture in the 1960s.
A native of New York, Lichtenstein moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. He interrupted his studies for military service during World War II, but returned to the University to earn degrees in fine arts, after which he was hired as an instructor. Lichtenstein often credited his studies at OSU for having a critical influence on his artistic development. During the final decades of his career, he was awarded several important public commissions, including "Brushstrokes in Flight," a monumental sculpture for Port Columbus International Airport.