Archives of American Art

Roy Lichtenstein sketches for "As I Opened Fire"

Collection ID:
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997
[ca. 1964]
Physical Description:
4 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Preliminary sketch for the painting "As I Opened Fire" [1964] and the comic strip on which it was based.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and sculptor, New York, N.Y. Studied at Ohio State University and at the Art Students League and under Reginald Marsh. Through his cartoon-like style and commentary, Lichtenstein came to represent a faction of his generation in his art and was one of the great proponents of the Pop Art movement of the 1960's

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3091 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Richard Brown Baker.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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