Born Robert Clark in Indiana, Robert Indiana took his native state's name after moving to New York in 1954.Indiana studied various printmaking techniques at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, but later settled on screen-printing, a medium that suited his simplified forms and electric colors.
Few Pop images are more widely recognized than Indiana's LOVE. Originally designed as a Christmas card commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in 1965, LOVE has appeared in prints, paintings, sculptures, banners, rings, tapestries, and stamps. LOVE is both accessible and complex in meaning. In printed works, Indiana has rendered LOVE in a variety of colors, compositions, and techniques. He even translated it into Hebrew for a print and a sculpture at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.