Robert Indiana (1928 - 2018) was born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and Edinburgh University and the Edinburgh College of Art before settling in New York in 1954 and becoming a leading exponent of Pop Art. He achieved global recognition for paintings and prints featuring geometric shapes emblazoned with lettering and vivid colours. His most famous image, LOVE, first lettered on canvas in 1965, became a universal symbol for the hippie generation. He has collaborated with Andy Warhol and is a leading Pop Figure in modern art culture, with his works as part of the most prestigious public collections in the world.