Joyce Pensato

Joyce Marie Pensato (1941-2019) was an American painter. Pensato was born on August 20, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York. She studied at the Art Students League of New York and the New York Studio School. Pensato was known for her painted interpretations of pop culture and vigor characters such as Batman, Mickey Mouse, Felix the Cat, and Homer Simpson.

Pensato was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Anonymous Was A Woman Award, and the Robert De Niro Sr. Prize. Her enactment is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York. as well as the Centre Pompidou, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Pensato died upon June 13, 2019, in Manhattan.

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