RICHARD SHEEHAN (1953 - 2006) 
 
Sheehan’s paintings have been described as possessing a “painterly realism” and are often compared to the works of Bay Area artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, James Weeks, and Wayne Thiebaud. Sheehan painted en
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Richard Sheehan
Free Port Bridge, Late Afternoon

1984

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RICHARD SHEEHAN (1953 - 2006) Sheehan’s paintings have been described as possessing a “painterly realism” and are often compared to the works of Bay Area artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, James Weeks, and Wayne Thiebaud. Sheehan painted en plein air, focused on capturing the specific temporal and geographic impressions of that place. His paintings are usually inscribed with the place his depicting. They represent abstracted segments of urban sprawl; bridges, tunnels, overpasses, and other industrialized locations. Although they are landscapes, Sheehan didn't created panoramic vistas. Instead, he cropped the image creating tight and dynamic compositions. The paintings are highly architectural in form, isolated, and specific to the American landscape. Richard Sheehan was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1953 where he lived and worked for most of his life. He received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1975, and his MFA from Yale University in 1977. He has shown widely across the country in New York, Boston and San Francisco. He also taught at Yale University, Harvard University, and Brandeis University. He died in Boston in 2006.

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  • Artist
    Richard Sheehan (1953 - 2006, American)
  • Creation Year
    1984
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
    H 47.25 in. x W 68 in.H 120.02 cm x W 172.72 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU15021059633
  • Seller Reference Number
    RiS 45
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