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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1932, in San Francisco.

Painter.

With sharp and almost photographic realism, Robert Bechtle paints glowing shiny cars, depicting every detail with extreme precision. He has also painted scenes from everyday life, which are often autobiographical. After studying at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, he taught at the San Francisco State University for 30 years....

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French (?), 20th century, male.

Painter.

In 1992, Bilweis presented a solo show in Paris. He paints ordinary scenes of daily life on stainless steel sheets using a photographic realism technique.

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Michel Melot

French graphic artist, painter, and sculptor.

Son of a Marseille glazier, frame-maker, and occasional picture restorer, Daumier joined his father in Paris in 1816. He became a bailiff’s errand boy and was then employed by a bookseller, but his real enthusiasm was reserved for drawing and politics. He studied drawing with ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in New York.

Painter.

Benefiting from the success of Hyperrealism, Alan Dworkowitz exhibited paintings representing close-ups of motorbikes, executed with photographic precision, in the USA in 1972 and 1973. This subject evokes the canvases of Parrish, but without their wealth of detail. Dworkowitz is mentioned in Udo Kulterman's book on Hyperrealism....

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1919, in Ligneuville.

Painter.

Jean Gabriel was a stonemason who learned to paint using a realist technique that tended towards photographic reproduction.

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Helen A. Cooper

American painter, illustrator and etcher. He was one of the two most admired American late 19th-century artists (the other being Thomas Eakins) and is considered to be the greatest pictorial poet of outdoor life in the USA and its greatest watercolourist (see fig.). Nominally a landscape painter, in a sense carrying on Hudson River school attitudes, Homer was an artist of power and individuality whose images are metaphors for the relationship of Man and Nature. A careful observer of visual reality, he was at the same time alive to the purely physical properties of pigment and colour, of line and form, and of the patterns they create. His work is characterized by bold, fluid brushwork, strong draughtsmanship and composition, and particularly by a lack of sentimentality....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1944, in Dubuque (Iowa).

Painter.

Kay Kurt studied at the University of Wisconsin. He exhibited in New York in 1970. His painting is characterised by its extreme photographic realism.

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1964.

Painter. Scenes with figures, figures.

Kiki Lamers evolved from Photographic Realism towards more personal works with some Expressionist self-portraits. She uses the photograph as a basis for her painting in translucent colours, while in her numerous portraits of children she accentuates the attention to detail and the intensity of the look facing the viewer. She lives and works in Rotterdam. Collective exhibitions include: ...

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Jens Christian Jensen

German painter, draughtsman, illustrator, printmaker, and teacher. He was the most important artist working in Berlin in the second half of the 19th century and in his later years was one of the most successful and respected artists in Germany. Living virtually all his life in Berlin, he executed numerous paintings and illustrations relating to events in Prussia’s recent history and was the foremost chronicler of the life of Frederick the Great (...

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Amersfoort.

Painter, lithographer. Still-lifes.

To call Overbeek's still-lifes photographic realism hardly does justice to them, but Hyperrealism and trompe-l'oeil are not much more appropriate. There is perhaps a kinship here with Morandi's assemblages of bottles, insofar as it is the quality of the light that matters; although with Overbeek the virtuosity of rendering reflections on glazed containers and the transparency of glass carafes predominates....