Estes, Richard, 1936–, American painter, b. Evanston, Ill. One of the best-known American exponents of photorealism, Estes is noted for his street scenes.
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Estes, Richard(1936– ) painter; born in Evanston, Ill. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago (1952–56), and became a member of the super realists, who focused on industrial landscapes and a photographic approach to art. His eerie street scenes, such as Victory Theatre (1968) and Canadian Club (1974), are typical of his work.
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