Tom Wesselmann was an American artist, born on February 23, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and passed away on December 17, 2004. He was a significant figure in the pop art movement of the 1960s, known for his bold and colorful works that transformed everyday objects and advertising images into art.

Wesselmann’s work is characterized by his use of bright colors, stylized forms, and collage-like compositions. He is especially renowned for his paintings of nude women, in which he explores and subverts popular cultural images of beauty and sexuality.

One of his most iconic series is “The Great American Nude,” in which he combines everyday objects with female nudes in bold and vibrant compositions. By incorporating these everyday objects into his paintings, Wesselmann expressed an ironic and critical view of consumer society.

In addition to his paintings, Wesselmann also created sculptures, drawings, and prints. His work is featured in numerous museums and galleries around the world, and his influence on the pop art movement continues to be felt to this day.