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Robert Indiana
Date: American painter and sculptor, 1928–2018
School: Pop
Biography: A central figure in the American Pop Art movement, Robert Indiana referred to himself as a sign painter and incorporated the formal and signifying elements of commercial culture into his paintings and sculptures. He paired brightly-colored, hard-edge forms with signs and symbols such as numbers, letters, and words to address social concerns in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1978, he left New York and settled on a remote island off the coast of Maine.