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Richard McLean

Richard McLean (b. 1934, Hoquiam, Washington; d. 2014, Castro Valley, California) was known for his depictions of show and racehorses. Initially working from horse magazines, McLean began to create his paintings from his own photography in the 1970s. In his later years, he concentrated on landscapes in which the horses became incidental details. He completed over 200 paintings, many of which are held in notable collections including Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Featured Works

— Richard McLean

Previous Exhibitions

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

Kunsthal Rotterdam museum entrance

Hyperrealism: 50 Years of Painting

Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

25 February — 5 June, 2017

Recent Press
— Richard McLean

Richard McLean
First Generation
American Art Collector, 01/10/2008

More Than Eye Candy
Art & Antiques

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