Richard Estes Figurative Art - Untitled
See this artwork in context
View In Room
1 of 2 images

Richard Estes
Untitled

Circa 1960s

About

RICHARD ESTES (b. 1932, Kewanee, Illinois) Richard Estes is one of the foremost Photo Realist painters who was given his first solo exhibition at the Allan Stone Gallery in 1968. Estes was greatly influenced by the realist paintings of Edgar Degas, Edward Hopper, and Thomas Eakins when he studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Estes moved to New York City in 1959 and worked as a graphic designer at magazines and advertising agencies, and painted in his free time. Many of Estes’ works from the 1960’s feature city life and people engaged in every day activities. He gradually evolved to painting storefronts, glass windows, and reflected images on these windows. Estes used photographs to aid in his hyper realistic paintings, capturing different types of natural and artificial light. Although he predominantly portrays the urban settings of New York City and its people, he avoids including famous landmarks, and most of his works feature a particular kind of isolation or dreamlike quality, like Hopper's work. Estes was born in Illinois in 1932, and moved to Chicago where he grew up. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1952-1956, and moved to New York soon after. He worked as a graphic designer for a number of magazines and advertising agencies until 1966. Estes is the recipient of a National Council for the Arts fellowship and is a member of the National Academy of Design. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, among others. He lives in New York and Maine.

Details

  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent. Framed.
  • Dimensions

    H 9.75 in. x W 14 in.

    H 24.77 cm x W 35.56 cm

  • Gallery location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    LU15022782201
  • Seller reference number
    RE 193

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Recognized
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2015
Typical response time: 39 hrs
Located in New York, NY
Associations:
Art Dealers Association of America
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Untitled
Richard Estes
Paper, Watercolor
RICHARD ESTES (b. 1932, Kewanee, Illinois) Richard Estes is one of the foremost Photo Realist painters who was given his first solo exhibition at the Allan Stone Gallery in 1968. E...
Study for Diana and Dierdre
William Beckman
Paper, Charcoal
WILLIAM BECKMAN (b. 1942, Maynard, MN) Like Richard Estes, Chuck Close, and others of his generation, Beckman paints hyper-realist scenes. While Estes focused on the urban scene a...
Graded Drawing (Prud'hon)
George Deem
Paper, Mixed Media
GEORGE DEEM (1932-2008) George Deem is best known for referencing the history of painting by re-imagining Old Master works in a contemporary context. Deem looked to artists such as ...
The Saint (St. Catherine of Alexandira, Raphael)
George Deem
Paper, Mixed Media
GEORGE DEEM (1932-2008) George Deem is best known for referencing the history of painting by re-imagining Old Master works in a contemporary context. Deem looked to artists such as ...
You May Also Like
Man Resting
Richard Estes
Watercolor, Archival Paper
Hand-signed lower right corner
Untitled
Kim McCarty
Paper, Watercolor
Kim McCarty is known for her watercolor on paper pieces, which utilize the wet on wet technique. This necessitates a rapid pace: after a fluid initial application, McCarty allows her...
Till the Morrow
Robert Kraiza
Watercolor, Archival Paper
"Till the Morrow" is an original watercolor painting on paper mounted to wood by American artist Robert Kraiza measuring 14in height x 11in width. Bio // ROBERT KRAIZA (pronounced: ...
she (ink)
Jason Andrew Turner
Gouache, Wood Panel, Archival Paper, Graphite
This is an original graphite drawing with painted gouache background on paper mounted on panel by Jason Andrew Turner measuring 14in x 11in. The piece has a simple wood border frami...
Anxiety
Emily Smith
Fabric, Watercolor, Archival Paper
"Anxiety" is an original watercolor painting with a floral fabric overlay/background by Emily Smith measuring 23"h x 16"w. The piece is shipped in the pictured fabric-covered custom...
Woman With Dark Eyes And Dark Hair
Ralph Rosenborg
Watercolor, Handmade Paper
Size: 14.5x10.5 framed under glass 22x17.5 Portrait Study. Rosenborg began the study of painting in 1929 at the School Art League, American Museum of Natural History in New York City...
Self Portrait
Horst Janssen
Paper, Ink, Watercolor
The overall dimensions, including the frame, are 33 1/8 x 29 3/4 inches.
Fashion Illustration in Gouache, 1950s
Gibson Bayh
Paper, Ink, Gouache
This 1950s gouache and ink on paper illustration of a women's dress is by San Francisco Gump’s custom fashion designer Frederick Gibson Bayh (1917-2007). Signed lower right. The piec...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries