Richard Richard - Biography - Louis K. Meisel Gallery
Pressing, 1978

BORN

May 14, 1932, Kewanee, IL


RESIDES

New York and Maine


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


1983
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
1985
Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1990
"Richard Estes: The Complete Prints and the Japan Paintings,"
Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard
University, Cambridge, MA
1990
"Richard Estes 1990," Japan Traveling Exhibition: Isetan Museum,
Tokyo; The Museum of Art, Kintetsu, Osaka; Hiroshima City Museum
of Contemporary Art, catalogue
1991
"Richard Estes: Urban Landscapes," Portland Museum of Art, ME
1992-95
"Richard Estes: The Complete Prints," organized and circulated by the American Federation of Arts, The Museum at Stony Brook, New York; Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio; Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont; Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee; and other venues
1993
"Richard Estes: New York Cityscapes," FIAC 1993, Grand Palais, for Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
1994
"Paintings 1967-1993", Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1995
"Richard Estes; New York Paintings," Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
1997
"Small Paintings," Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
1998
"Richard Estes: Obra Reciente," Galerìa Marlborough, Madrid, Spain
"Richard Estes: Six New Paintings" Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
1999
"Richard Estes," Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2000
"Richard Estes: Recent Works," Marlborough Fine Art (London) Ltd., London, England


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1983
"Modern Art in the West," Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art
1984
"Andrew Wyeth: A Trojan Horse Modernist," Greenville County Museum
of Art, Greenville, SC
1984
"On 42nd Street: Artists Visions," Whitney Museum of American Art at
Philip Morris, New York
1991
"Images in American Art 1960-1990," Southern Alleghanies Museum of
Art, Saint Francis College Mall, Loretto, PA
1994
"Review of the Season", Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1996
"Paper Work", Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Feb. 3 - 24
1996
"Attention to Detail (Realism in All Forms)", Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, March 2 - 23
1997
"Photorealism", Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, Jan. 9-31
"Photorealists", Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, October 2 - November 25
1998
"25 th Anniversary Exhibition: Major Works by the Photorealists",
Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, April 4 - May 16
2001
"Illusion and Reality: Hyper-Realism Painting in Korea and
America", Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea,
March 3 - April 29
2001
"Near & Far: Perspective and Structure", Louis K. Meisel Gallery,
New York, NY, March 3-31
2001
"This is America: American Photorealists", Aarhus Kunstmuseum,
Arhus, Denmark, September 1 - November 25
2002
"REAL(ist) Men", Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and
Design, Sarasota, FL, January 11 - February 16
2002
"Photorealism: The Liff Collection", Naples Museum of Art,
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL, Jan. 25 - June 2
2002
"Urban Landscapes" Louis K. Meisel Gallery,
New York, NY, March 2-23
2002
"Photorealism at the Millennium: Vintage Photorealists",
Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, NY, Oct. 5-26
2003
"Iperrealisti", Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy,
April 5 - June 29
2003
"Hyperréalismes USA 1965-1975", Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain,
Strasbourg, France, June 27 - October 5
2004
"Get Real: Photorealist Prints from the James W. Hyams Collection",
Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA,
January 23 - March 5
2004
"Photorealism: Painting and Sculpture", Nassau County Museum of Art,
Roslyn Harbor, NY, January 25 - April 25
2004
"New American Realism and Photorealism", Anthony Brunelli
Fine Arts, Binghamton, NY, November 5-27
2004-05
"American Photorealism", traveling exhibition, Japan: Iwate Museum
of Art, April 4 - May 16; Iwaki City Art Museum, May 23 - July 4;
Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, July 16 - September 5;
Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, September 12 - November 7;
Also to Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, Dec. 12, 2004 -
March 27, 2005
2004-05
"An American Odyssey 1945-1980 (Debating Modernism)", traveling
exhibition, Spain: Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, April 13 -
May 30; Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, June 10 - July 31;
Kiosco Alfonso, A Coruña, September 2 - October 2; Also to
Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, Bayside, NY,
October 24, 2004 - January 15, 2005
2005
"Vintage Masterpieces of Photorealism", Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY March 5- 26
2005
"Cars and Ketchup: Photorealist Images of the American Landscape",
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, New York, NY April 2 - June 19, 2005
2005
"Doubletake: Photorealism From The 1960's & 1970's", The Rose Art
Museum Of Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, May 19 - July 31
2006
“New York, New York”, Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Monaco, July 13 – Sept 10
2007
Group Show, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, May 5 – June 30
2008
“Recent Acquisitions”, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, February 1 – March 31


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


Arthur, John. "Conversations with Richard Estes," Architectural Digest, Oct. 1982.
New York Magazine , May 13, 1985, p. 40 illustration.
Meisel, Louis K. "Richard Estes", Composicion Arquitectonica-Art & Architecture , Feb. 1990, pp. 5 - 24.
New York Magazine , November 26, 1990, ill. p. 38.
Hurwitz, Laurie S. "Richard Estes: Illusion and Reality," American Artist , Dec. 1991, pp. 28 - 35.
Smith, Roberta. "Art in Review", The New York Times , May 19, 1995, p.C28.
Kramer, Hilton. "Richard Estes, Photorealist: Beautiful but Dumb", the New York Observer , June 5, 1995, p.1, p.19.
"The Photorealists," Savannah College of Art and Design-The Magazine , Fall/Winter 1997, pp. 33-34.
Tully, Judd. "Buoyant Market for Charles Bell's 'Fewer than 200' Works",
Art Newsletter , 13 January 1998, Vol. XXIII, No. 10, p. 5.
Leigh, Bobbi. "Alternate Realities: Photorealist Painters Transcend Photographic Images to Create Personal Visions," Art & Antiques , Volume XXVI, No. 7, Summer 2003, pp. 66-71.
"Ochenta Artistas Ofrecen una Visión Enciclopédica de la 'Odisea Americana',"
El Pais , Madrid, Spain, April 14, 2004, p. 42, ill.
Ripley, Deborah. "Putting Photorealism Back in Focus." Art on Paper Mar.-Apr. 2008: 21-22.
Jacobs, Joseph. "The Two Sides of Photorealism: How Photography Transformed the Art World in the 1960s." Art & Antiques Apr. 2008: 72-73, 81.


CATALOGS

Richard Estes: A Decade . Allan Stone Gallery, New York, 1983.
On 42nd Street: Artists Visions . Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, Sept. 26 - Dec. 5, 1984.
Arthur, John. Introduction to Richard Estes . Traveling exhibition, Japan: Isetan Museum, Tokyo, July 26 - Aug. 21; The Museum of Art, Kintetsu, Osaka, Aug. 24 - Sept. 10; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Sept. 15 - Oct. 21, 1990.
New Art in an Old City/2 . with essay by Edward Lucie-Smith. The Virlane Foundation and The K & B Corporation Collections, New Orleans, LA, pp.37-38, 1994.
Van Baron, Judith & Betz, Margaret. Photorealists , Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, 1997.
Illusion and Reality: Hyperrealism Painting in Korea and America.
Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea, March 3 - April 29, 2001, pp. 68-71.
Hyperréalismes USA 1965-1975 . Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France, June 27 - October 5, 2003.
Photorealism: Painting and Sculpture . Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY, January 25 - April 25, pp. 20-21.
Seeing Photographically: Photorealist Paintings (The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection), with essay by Hanneke Grootenboer. 
New Orleans, LA, 2004, plates 35, 36, 37 and 38.
American Photorealism , traveling exhibition, Japan: Iwate Museum of Art, April 4 - May 16; Iwaki City Art Museum, May 23 - July 4;
Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, July 16 - September 5;
Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, September 12 - November 7;
Also to Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, Dec. 12, 2004 - March 27, 2005, pp. 61-64.
An American Odyssey 1945-1980 (Debating Modernism ), traveling exhibition, Spain: Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, April 13 - May 30; Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, June 10 - July 31; Kiosco Alfonso, A Coruña, September 2 - October 2; Also to Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, Bayside, NY,
October 24, 2004 - January 15, 2005, p. 275.
Cars and Ketchup: Photorealist Images of the American Landscape.
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, New York, NY April 2 - June 19, 2005. p.23


SELECTED BOOKS

Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism . New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1980
Arthur, John. Realists at Work: Studio Interviews and Working Methods of 10 Leading Contemporary Painters . New York: Watson-Guptill, 1983
Finch, Christopher. American Watercolors . New York: Abbeville Press, 1986
Meisel, Louis K., and John Perreault. Richard Estes: The Complete Paintings 1966-1985 . New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1986
Mathey, Francois. American Realism: A Pictorial Survey from the Early 18th
Century to the Seventies . New York: Portland House, 1987
Arthur, John. Spirit of Place: Contemporary Landscape Painting and The
American Tradition . Boston: Bulfinch Press, Little Brown, 1989
Wood, Michael, et al. Art of the Western World . New York: Summit Books, 1989
Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism since 1980 . New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993
Polsky, Richard. Art Market Guide . San Francisco: The Marlit Press, 1998
Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism at the Millennium . New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002
Cempellin, Leda. L'Iperrealismo "Fotografico" Americano in Pittura .
Padua, Italy: Coop. Libraria Editrice Università di Padova, 2004


SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Erie Art Museum, Erie PA
Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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Park Row Looking Towards City Hall, , 1992
Hotel Empire, oil on canvas, 1987
Billiards, oil and acrylic on board, 1976
On The Staten Island Ferry Looking Toward Manhattan
(L'Embarquement Pour Cythere), oil on linen, 1989
Clothing Store, , 1976
Thom McAn, oil on canvas, c.1974
Madison Square, oil on linen, 1994
560, gouache and pencil on board, 1972
Six Views of Edo: Shinjuko III, acrylic & gouache/illustration board, 1989
Pressing, oil on board, 1978
The Plaza, oil on canvas, 1991
M Train on Route to Manhattan Approaches the Williamsburg Bridge, oil on illustration board, 1995
Old Police Headquarters, oil on illustration board, 1984