Roy Lichtenstein was born in 1923 in New York City and he died in 1997. Roy began a career in art early on, attending Parsons School of Design at only fourteen and also studied briefly with Reginald Marsh at the Art Students League in 1939. After graduating he went to Ohio State University, where his art style was greatly influenced by Hoyt Sherman and the treatment of cliche subjects. After completing his masters at Ohio State, Roy taught on campus and began a career in art, employing Abstract Expressionism in his work, as well as creating figurative images and pop-art. In 1961 he began teaching at Rutgers where he met Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Jim Dine. In 1965 he moved away from the likes off pop-art and focused solely on Abstract Expressionism while including a style all his own.