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Roy Lichtenstein Foundation announces the creation of endowed professorships in History of Art and Art at Ohio State

Two $3 million endowments will support the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Endowed Chair of Art History and the Roy Lichtenstein Endowed Chair of Studio Art. The endowments will serve to recognize the formative influence Ohio State played in the development of the talent and aesthetic interests of Roy Lichtenstein. The artist matriculated into Ohio State’s College of Education, School of Fine and Applied Arts in 1940. He received his BFA in 1946 and his MFA in 1949. He also taught studio courses in the School of Fine and Applied Arts between 1946 and 1951.


The Department of History of Art offers undergraduate and graduate training in the history and criticism of the visual arts, including film and architecture. Its students and faculty work in a wide array of historical and geographical areas of specialization, from medieval China to contemporary America, and explore the significance of artistic expression from a range of interpretive and theoretical perspectives. Graduates of the Department occupy key posts at museums, galleries, and academic institutions around the globe.