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Pop culture artist Paschke dies
US artist Ed Paschke, who earned global recognition for his paintings of icons from popular culture, has died.

The Chicago artist died at home aged 64 of an apparent heart attack, said a family friend.

Paschke belonged to a 1960s school of artists known as the Imagists, whose work using images from pop culture contrasted with modern abstract art.

A student of the Chicago Art institute he was influenced by Gauguin, Picasso and Seurat.

In the 1960s his work use images of people like Lee Harvey Oswald on vibrantly-coloured canvases.

The Art Institute of Chicago featured a retrospective of his work in 1990.

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