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Richard Estes

Richard Estes (b. 1932, Kewanee, Illinois) is the artist most commonly associated with Photorealism. He began painting cityscapes in this style in the late 1960s, using multiple source photographs to composite his paintings. Initially, he focused on the Upper West Side of New York City, but has since travelled the world and depicted numerous cities. More recently, his subject matter has expanded to include landscapes. Since 1966 Estes has produced approximately 400-500 paintings. His works are held in notable museum collections including Whitney Museum of American Art and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Richard Estes in front of his painting of Empire Diner
Pressing, 1978

Featured Works

— Richard Estes

Previous Exhibitions

painting by Bertrand Meniel

Fall Selections

12 October — 4 November, 2023

M Train on Route to Manhattan Approaches the Williamsburg Bridge, Richard Estes

Panoramic Views

3 January — 23 February, 2019

The American Dream

American Realism 1945-2016

18 November — 26 May, 2018

Parrish Museum exterior CROPPED

From Lens to Eye to Hand

Photorealism 1969 to Today

6 August , 2017— 21 January, 2018

Tampa Art Museum Cropped 2

Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting

Tampa Museum of Art Tampa, Florida

30 June — 8 October, 2017

FIA exterior CROPPED

From Lens to Eye to Hand

Photorealism 1969 to Today

21 April — 12 October, 2018

Recent Press
— Richard Estes

Parrish Art Museum
From Lens To Eye To Hand: Photorealism 1969 To Today
Hamptons Art Hub, 04/08/2017

Parrish Art Museum
These incredible works of art will make you look twice
CNN style, 14/08/2017

More Than Eye Candy
Art & Antiques

Alternate Realities
Photorealist painters transcend photographic images to create personal visions
Art & Antiques, 21/06/2003

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