Dorothy Lichtenstein and the Board of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, in partnership with The Ohio State University, are pleased to announce that the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation has permanently endowed two high-level named chairs at the university.
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 university is now planning a national search for distinguished candidates. 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.
Rebecca Harvey, chair of the Department of Art, shared her colleagues’ enthusiasm. “We are thrilled and delighted the Department of Art will be home to the Roy Lichtenstein Endowed Chair of Studio Art. Roy was an artist ahead of his time, and we look forward to bringing in an artist whose works bring a similar mixture of science and aesthetics to a new generation, inserting and injecting new technologies and modes of visual expression to carry the synthesis forward.”