Robert Indiana (American, born 1928) was born in New Castle, Indiana as Robert Clark. The artist took the name of his home as a pseudonym at an early age. After studying at the Art Institute of Chicago Indiana moved to New York, where he became a prominent member of the Pop Art movement. Indiana defines himself as a sign maker, due to his preference for iconographic images of numbers and letters.

The artist is known for his LOVE images and sculptures which internationally represent peace. Indiana's interest in politics and social issues distinguishes him from other Pop Art artists. These issues are particularly evident in his YIELD images, the Confederacy series of 1995-1966 and in his Peace images... In 1978, the artist moved from New York City to the island Vinalhaven, near the coast of Maine, where he still lives and works today.