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Larry Rivers (1923-2002)

A post-Abstract Expressionist, Larry Rivers was one of the first artists to rebel against the pure abstraction movement and inject recognizable figurative* subjects into his painting. Larry Rivers established a middle ground between Abstraction* and Realism* and combined blurred images with precise lines.

Larry Rivers was born in New York City, and after studying music at the Julliard School, Larry Rivers became a painter. From 1947 to 1948, he studied with Hans Hofmann and William Baziotes and was very much a part of the leading-edge New York scene.

Larry Rivers also designed stage sets including for plays by Frank O'Hara, and in 1957 began making welded steel sculpture. His studio has been in New York City. Source: askart.com

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