Richard Estes

Richard Estes

Book - 2006
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Random House, Inc.
Richard Estes (b.1932) is one of America's leading photorealist painters. This new large-format book will cover fifty-five years of Estes's work, from 1950 to 2005, and will include paintings, watercolors, and preparatory sketches. Estes is regarded as one of the most important painters of the New York urban landscape. The crisp clarity of Estes's paintings is reminiscent of photography, yet upon closer inspection his work reveals elements and perspectives that do not exist in reality and have more to do with minimalism and realism than with traditional landscape painting. The book will also include his work of the last ten years, much of which will be published here for the first time. A detailed chronology and list of exhibitions and public collections are included.

Baker & Taylor
A large-format retrospective showcases fifty-five years of Richard Estes's work (1950-2005), chronicling the career of one of America's leading photorealist painters, including paintings, watercolors, preparatory sketches, and a detailed chronology, list of exhibitions, and public collections.

Book News
Though best known for his views of New York, Estes has painted scenes of the places he's traveled--Venice, Alaska, and Maine, among others--in the same startling photorealist style. Filled with color plates of his paintings in an oversized format (11.5x12.75"), this volume surveys Estes' entire oeuvre, accompanied by a full and authoritative text by Wilmerding (American art, Princeton U.). Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
Richard Estes, the American "king of photorealism," is regarded as one of the most important witnesses to the New York urban landscape. This book illustrates his fifty years of work and includes many recently completed paintings, published here for the first time.

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2006
ISBN: 9780847828074
Branch Call Number: 759.13 ESTES WILME
Characteristics: 254 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilmerding, John


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