Tom Wesselmann

Tom Wesselmann was an American painter born in Ohio in 1931. Closely associated with the pop-art movement, Wesselmann first studied psychology before moving on to paintings, and eventually moved to New York City to pursue a career in art in 1956. He was initially influenced by the work of Robert Motherwell and Willem de Kooning, though he turned away from Abstract Expressionism and action painting, and rose to fame with his Great American Nude series, begun in 1961. Soon after, his work appeared in the Sidney Janis show 'New Realists' alongside Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and James Rosenquist. He moved on to experiment with assemblage and collage, and developed a number of major series including his Seascapes, Bedroom Paintings, Sunset Nudes, and the famous Mouth series. His first major lifetime retrospective was just held at the Musée des Beaux Arts in Montreal, and is travelling to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. 

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