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Painterly to Precise: Richard Estes at the Currier


February 14, 2015 - June 15, 2015

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Two new acquisitions provide the heart of a focus exhibition of works by one of America’s best-known photorealist painters, Richard Estes (born 1932). Painterly to Precise: Richard Estes at the Currier, on view from February 14 through June 15, 2015, complements the current exhibition Still Life: 1970s Photorealism. His work was recently featured in a popular and critically lauded career retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, Richard Estes’ Realism. NPR’s Susan Stamberg called Estes, “An intense observer of the built environment.” He currently lives in coastal Maine and New York City, two of his most often painted locales.

Read the exhibition press release.

Image credit: Richard Estes, Baby Doll Lounge, 1978, oil on canvas. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire. Museum Purchase: The Henry Melville Fuller Acquisition Fund, 2014.48. © Richard Estes, courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York.