Tom Wesselmann


b. Cincinnati, Ohio 1931

d. New York City 2004

Tom Wesselmann is considered one of the major artists of New York Pop Art, along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Best known for his 1960s series “Great American Nude,” which featured flat figures in an intense palette of red, white, blue, and other patriotic colors, Wesselmann, in an effort to reject Abstract Expressionism, made collages and assemblages that incorporated everyday objects and advertising ephemera. In the early 1980s, he produced his first "Metal Works,” in which he shaped canvases and cut metal to create abstract three-dimensional images. In his final years, Wesselmann returned to the female form in the “Sunset Nudes” series, where the compositions, abstract imagery, and sanguine moods recall the odalisques of Henri Matisse. Today, the artist’s works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., among others.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Study for sunset nude with floral blanket, 2003 This work is registered in the Wesselmann archives under number D03118. Charcoal on paper 96,5 x 127 cm | 37.8 x 50 in
Tom Wesselmann Study for Bedroom Painting #2, 1968 Oil on canvas 25.4 x 34.9 cm | 10 x 13,7 in