Estes, Richard

Estes, Richard,

1936–, American painter, b. Evanston, Ill. One of the best-known American exponents of photorealismphotorealism,
international art movement of the late 1960s and 70s that stressed the precise rendering of subject matter, often taken from actual photographs or painted with the aid of slides.
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, 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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