BIOGRAPHY

TOM WESSELMANN

Tom Wesselmann (1931 - 2004) was one of the leading American Pop artists of the 1960s. Well-known for his collages, prints, paintings, and sculptures depicting still lifes, landscapes, and nudes, Wesselmann reinterpreted these themes using his own distinctive visual language, characterized by a reductive line and bold, flat primary colors, often incorporating symbols of American culture.

Wesselmann exhibited internationally throughout his lifetime. Solo presentations of his work include Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (2018); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec (2012), travelled to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Denver Art Museum; and Cincinnati Art Museum; Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2010), travelled to the Kreeger Museum, Washington, D.C.; and Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Italy (2005). Tom Wesselmann died aged 73 in 2004, in New York, NY.