Tom Wesselmann is widely considered to be one of the leading American Pop artists, rejecting Abstract Expressionism in favour of representation. His work focuses on subjects such as the nude, still life and landscape using intense colour and flat forms. He studied at the Cooper Union School for Arts and Architecture in New York during the mid 1950s, dramatically shifting his attention from cartoons to painting. In 1961, he began his 'Great American Nude' series which incorporated patriotic symbols such as stars and stripes with the great art historical image of the nude. Later on in his life, he explored the medium of metal making 'steel drawings' which redeveloped his themes of nude and composition.
Alan Cristea Gallery is the exclusive European representative for prints from the Tom Wesselmann Estate.