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1960's to 1970's

Photorealism is a movement which began in the late 1960's, in which scenes are painted in a style closely resembling photographs. The subject matter is frequently banal and without particular interest; the true subject of a photorealist work is the way in which we interpret photographs and paintings in order to create an internal representation of the scene depicted.

The leading members of the Photorealist movement are Richard Estes and Chuck Close. Estes specializes in street scenes with elaborate reflections in window-glass; Close does enormous portraits of usually expressionless faces. Other photorealists also typically specialize in one particular subject: horses, trucks, diners, etc.
Chronological Listing of Photorealists
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John Kacere 1920-1999 American Painter
Duane Hanson 1925-1996 American Sculptor
Ralph Goings Born 1928 American Painter
Audrey Flack Born 1931 American Painter/Sculptor
Malcolm Morley Born 1931 British/American Painter/Sculptor
Robert Bechtle Born 1932 American Painter
Richard Estes Born 1932 American Painter
Idelle Weber Born 1932 American Painter
Richard McLean Born 1934 American Painter
Charles Bell 1935-1995 American Painter
Robert Cottingham Born 1935 American Painter
Carolyn Brady Born 1937 American Painter
Ron Kleemann Born 1937 American Painter
John Salt Born 1937 British Painter
John Baeder Born 1938 American Painter
Tom Blackwell Born 1938 American Painter
Chuck Close Born 1940 American Painter
Brendan Neiland Born 1941 British Painter
Ben Schonzeit Born 1942 American Painter
Don Eddy Born 1944 American Painter
Ian Hornak 1944-2002 American Painter
Davis Cone Born 1950 American Painter
James Torlakson Born 1951 American Painter
Richard Phillips Born 1963 American Painter



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