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Richard Estes Art

American, b. 1936
Richard Estes is a photorealist painter renowned for his meticulous attention to detail and invisible brushwork. He was born in Kewanee, Illinois, on May 14, 1932. From 1952 to 1956, Estes studied fine art at the Art Institute of Chicago. He relocated to New York after graduating and worked for the next 10 years as a commercial artist for various publishers in New York and Spain. By 1966, the artist had saved up enough money to paint full time. In the 1960s, Estes and his contemporaries, including painter Chuck Close and sculptor Duane Hanson, helped photorealism emerge from modern art movements such as pop art and minimalism. His paintings are reproductions of photographs he takes of urban landscapes, most of which are realistic representations of Manhattan, with few to no people on the streets and sidewalks. He often exaggerates the detail in his imagery by using mirrored objects and reflections. During the 1970s, Estes was chosen three times to represent the United States at the Bienniales in Venice and Basel. He also received the MECA Award for Achievement as a Visual Artist from Maine College of Art. In 1971, Estes was granted a fellowship with the National Council for the Arts. His work has been included in exhibitions in numerous museums around the world including the Museum of Art and Design in New York; the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri; the Isetan Museum of Art in Tokyo, the Museum of Art in Osaka, and the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan; the Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University in Cambridge and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in Massachusetts; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois, among others. Estes’ work can also be found in numerous public collections including those of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas; the Detroit Institute of Arts in Michigan; the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, California; the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia; the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indiana; the J.P. Morgan Chase Art Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; the National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra; the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California; the Tate Gallery in London, England; the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran; the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut.
(Biography provided by Rosenbaum Contemporary)
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Artist: Richard Estes
Urban Landscapes Oct 83 Exhibit
By Richard Estes
Located in Rochester Hills, MI
Artist Name: Richard Estes Year: 1983 Size-Width Size-Height: 22¾" x 20"  Natalie Knight Gallery David Krut Fine Art 8 Oct 83 Unframed in Very Good Condition. Richard Estes is an ...
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1980s Abstract Richard Estes Art

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The L Train
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Richard ESTES The L Train, 2017 Woodcut, ed. of 49 image: 16 x 12 inches sheet: 21 x 16 inches
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Post Office, 33rd and 8th
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Richard Estes Post Office, 33rd and 8th, 2004 color woodcut Image: 16 x 14 3/4 inches Sheet: 23 1/4 x 22 3/8 inches edition of 49 Born in 1932 in Illinois, Richard Estes is regarde...
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"East River, New York" serigraph by Richard Estes from "Kinderstern" portfolio
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"East River, New York" serigraph of New York city skyline by artist Richard Estes from the "Kinderstern" portfolio, published in 1989 by Edition Domberger to raise money to house fam...
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Urban Landscapes No. 3
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Flughafen (Airport)
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Eiffel Tower Restaurant
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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Richard Estes uses more than one kind of paint. His photorealistic compositions typically begin with acrylic underpaintings. Once Estes has an outline to work from, he usually paints with oils over top. Among his most famous works are Salzburg Cathedral, Telephone Booths and People's Flowers. Find a selection of Richard Estes art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Considered one of the founding photorealist painters, Richard Estes reportedly still lives and works between residences in New York and Maine. Basing his paintings off of photographs, the work is incredibly detailed and realistic looking and typically focuses on modern architecture. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.

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