Robert Clark was born in Indiana in 1928 and took the name of his hometown in 1956, after he had lived in New York for two years. Before that, he studied at art schools in Chicago, Maine and Edinburgh. In New York he lived in Coenties Slip, Manhattan, and often visited the abandoned warehouses where he made sculptural assemblages from old wooden beams and rusted metal. After discovering templates, the artist made extensive use of brightly coloured numbers, symbols and short emotional words in his sculptures and on his canvases. Although Indiana experimented with different graphic techniques, he often opted for screen printing. This technique suited his simplified shapes, bright colours and the desire to make series. He became world famous in 1966 for his iconic screen print LOVE. The image quickly penetrated popular culture as a postage stamp, Christmas card and through the large sculptures scattered around the world. Indiana is considered a preeminent figure in the development of American assemblage art and pop art. His work can be found in museums around the world, from the MoMa to Museum Ludwig and the Van Abbemuseum.