Robert Indiana was a leading American artist associated with the pop art movement. His work is particularly marked by geometric factors encompassing pared-down, literary symbolism. He made comments on visceral feelings and associations brought up by connotations intrinsic to some words. This work is a symbolic presentation of logical, potent messages using modern graphic design, dealing with the abstract theme of letters.
Robert Indiana was born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana in 1928. He changed his name to Indiana after his hometown in 1954. He studied art at Edinburgh University and London University and then settled and worked in New York City in 1954. He took part in numerous individual and group exhibitions since participating in Art Assemblage held at MoMA in 1961. He has gained a world-wide reputation with his trademark work LOVE from 1966.