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Don Klopfer Art

American, 1920-2009

Richard "Don" Klopfer (1920-2009) attended the National Art School in Washington D.C. and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. Klopfer was a life-long, passionate visual artist who worked in a variety of mediums, including oil paints, wood and bronze. His gallery "The Flair" was on Pico Blvd West Los Angeles from 1954 to 1980 was a gathering place for artists, friends and collectors.

He was recognized for the use of brilliant color in his paintings and for leaving drawings everywhere he went. Klopfer's painting "My Old House" is on permanent exhibition at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA). He has also exhibited at The Los Angeles County Art Museum, Esther Robles Gallery, Third Street Gallery, Westwood Art Association, Barnsdale Park, and Robert Pyle Gallery.

Selected Exhibitions:
1990 - Wild Horse Gallery - San Luis Obispo, CA 1991 - “South County Journey” - El Camino Arti Association Gallery - Pismo Beach, CA 1992 - “Two Generations of the New Fauves” - New Art Furnishings Gallery - Cambria, CA 1993 - New Art Furnishings Gallery - Cambria, CA 1994 - Linnea’s Café - San Luis Obispo, CA 1997 - “Dimensions” - University Union Galerie - San Luis Obispo, CA 2000, 2001 - Village Art - Arroyo Grande, CA 2003 - 50 Year Retrospective - San Luis Artist’s Gallery - San Luis Obispo, CA

(Biography provided by Robert Azensky Fine Art)
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Artist: Don Klopfer
Portrait of a Woman with Flowers & Leaves - Fauvist Nude Botanical Figurative
By Don Klopfer
Located in Soquel, CA
Bold Fauvist colors and a fun patterned background with flower and plant motifs characterize this unique and colorful depiction of a nude female in orange by California artist Don K...
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1990s Fauvist Don Klopfer Art

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Woman with Black Cat - Fauvist Nude Figurative on Blue
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A whimsical modern figurative piece depicting a reclining woman with a black cat on a bright blue background by California artist Richard "Don" Klopfer (1920-2009). Unsigned, but was...
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Portrait of a Fauvist Nude Figurative
By Don Klopfer
Located in Soquel, CA
Brightly colored nude by California artist Don Klopfer (1920-2009). Signed and dated "Klopfer 93" upper left corner. Presented in a white slat frame. Canvas size: 40"H x 34"W. Rich...
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1990s Fauvist Don Klopfer Art

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Linen, Oil

Artist Self Portrait in an Orange Sweater - Fauvist Portrait
By Don Klopfer
Located in Soquel, CA
Boldly colored portrait of a the artist sketching by California artist Richard "Don" Klopfer (1920-2009). The seated figure is juxtaposed to a fun and vibrant two-toned background of...
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"Bathers" - Modern Fauvist Nude Figurative Landscape
By Don Klopfer
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant depiction of a group of bathers in a lush, colorful forest of fauvist invention by California artist Don Klopfer (1920-2009). The stylized nude figures, depicted in a bright ...
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Ocean Sunset Landscape
By Don Klopfer
Located in Soquel, CA
Boldly colored sunset seascape by California artist Richard "Don" Klopfer (1920-2009). Signed and dated in the lower left corner ("Klopfer 12-98"). Canvas laid down on Masonite. No f...
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Late 20th Century Fauvist Don Klopfer Art

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Blue and Purple Mountains - Fauvist Landscape
By Don Klopfer
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant and playful landscape by California artist Richard "Don" Klopfer (1920-2009). Signed and dated "R. Klopfer 3.86" on verso. No frame. Board size: 13"H x 19"W Richard "Don" Kl...
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Two Figures with Cat - Fauvist Nude Figurative Abstract
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Located in Soquel, CA
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