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Eddy, Donlocked


American, 20th century, male.

Born 1944, in Long Beach (California).


Don Eddy studied at the University of California in Santa Barbara, then at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. He moved to New York in 1972.

Hyperrealism appeared in the USA during the late 1960s, in California and New York. It was a reaction against the avant-garde movements of Conceptual Art, Land Art and Arte Povera, which abandoned painting and its conventional media. It marked a return to a more traditional technique and to a figurative representation, but a direct and efficient one, insofar as Hyperrealism aims to reproduce reality as faithfully as possible, with a sense of precision close to photography. This pictorial movement has specifically American roots, with the Ash Can School at the turn of the 20th century, the Precisionists of the 1920s and the American Scene painters such as Edward Hopper....

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