Robert Indiana

Widely popular for his sculpture, abstract painting, and pop art, Robert Indiana was a “self-proclaimed American painter of signs” whose work examines American identity, personal history, and the power of abstraction. While living and operating his studio in the Manhattan neighborhood of Coenties Slip, he scavenged for discarded materials in abandoned warehouses to create his assemblages. His discovery of nineteenth-century brass stencils led to the “incorporation of brightly colored numbers and short emotionally charged words into [his work] and became the basis of his new painterly vocabulary.”

Source: Robert Indiana Foundation