Buffalo, NY 1930 - 1998 New York
Allan d' Arcangelo was mainly linked with the Pop Art movement in the early 1960s, when he created painterly combinations of erotic female figures and American landscapes showing a view of flat, endless highways. During that period he also focused his attention on modern icons like Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy, reducing and stylising the images of them that frequently appeared in magazines. With his later highway paintings, he moved away from Pop art, becoming more abstract. He regularly exhibited throughout the 1960's in Europe as well as New York. In 1964, he was included in two important exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York: ‚American Landscape Painting’ and ‘American Art since 1945’. His works are included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Tate Gallery in London.