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Tom Wesselmann's Death

Born (Birthday) February 23, 1931

Death Date December 17, 2004

Age of Death 73 years

Cause of Death Surgical Complications

Profession Pop Artist

The pop artist Tom Wesselmann died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!

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Pop artist who worked in sculpture, collage, and painting and was best known for his “Great American Nude” and “Still Life” series.

He married Claire Selley, whom he had met while studying at Cooper Union during the 1950s.

Tom Wesselmann, a prominent Pop artist best known for modernizing the classic female nude into a flat, enigmatic, billboard-friendly silhouette, died Friday at New York University Medical Center. He was 73 and lived in Manhattan. The cause was complications after heart surgery, said his wife, Claire Wesselmann.



I didn’t want to deal in poetry. I got rid of that after a few months.


I’d never painted anything before. I was quite content to take other people’s work since I didn’t care anyway about the subject matter. I approached subject matter as a scoundrel. I had nothing to say about it whatsoever. I only wanted to make these exciting paintings.