Tom Wesselmann

1931 – 2004, USA

A painter associated with the American Pop Art movement, troughout the 1960’s Tom Wesselmann’s work incorporates female nudes, still-life and seascapes that incorporate fragments of the female body. His early work experiments with assemblages of found objects and collage in pictures inspired by cut-outs from magazines.

Artist T. Wesselmann.

Throughout the 60s Wesselmann develops his emblematic series The Great American Nude, which incorporates elements from Americana and media culture in flat bold colors to his characteristically stylized renditions of the female nude. In 1983 appear his first drawings made with colored metal, based on sketches’ enlargements transferred into aluminum or steel. This sculptural approach to abstract painting would characterize subsequent and late work, very highly collected.

Artist T. Wesselmann.

Tom Wesselmann’s works can be found in major private and public collections worldwide, such as for example, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C,  The Tate Gallery in London, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, and the Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi.
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