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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1938, in New York.

Painter, watercolourist. Urban landscapes.

John Baeder paints in an exaggerated realist style which places him among the Hyperrealists. He enjoys painting typically American places, such as small tourist camps and converted trucks, buses or trailers used for selling hamburgers by the side of the road or in towns....

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Janet Bishop

American painter. Native of the San Francisco Bay Area, known for careful observation and explicit use of snapshot-like photographic source material for paintings of family, cars, and residential neighborhoods. The artist rose to national and international prominence in early 1970s as part of the Photorealist movement (...

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Swedish, 20th century, male.

Born 1922, in Ovansjö.

Sculptor.

Bejemark produced abstract and mainly geometrical sculptures, with dimensions often bordering on the monumental. However, he also sculpted portraits, using a hyper-realist technique of polychrome bronze.

Stockholm (Moderna Mus.)

Stockholm, 20 April 1985...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1935; died 1995.

Painter.

Charles Bell practises the technique of photorealism, often featuring unusual objects, even children's mechanical toys, avoiding the stereotype of Hyper-Realism by starting from an existing reality that is either ready-made or already at two removes thanks to photography. He has taken part in group exhibitions on Hyper-Realism at the Institute of Arts in Kalamazoo, the South Bend Art Center, the Springfield Art Museum (Missouri), the Dartmouth College Museums and Galleries, Hanover, and the DeCordova Museum, Lincoln (Massachusetts)....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 9 March 1938, in Chicago.

Painter.

Tom Blackwell's early work was abstract, but influenced by Pop Art, he moved towards photorealism and began to paint large-scale works, which often featured motorcycles, cars and planes.

1966, Psychedelic Art, Riverside Museum, New York...

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French, 20th century, male.

Painter.

Capriata participated in group exhibitions from 1967 in various towns in Lorraine, Burgundy and elsewhere in France. Jean Capriata's technique borders on hyper-realism and his work is a highly complex permutation of extremely precise elements and vague and non-specific allusion....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 14 November 1946, in Paris.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

Bernard Cazaux has lived and worked in Bordeaux since 1978. His painting technique is hyperrealist, tempered with diverse background images and elements inject a touch of humour to his compositions. He has had solo exhibitions in Toulouse (...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1943, in Toulouse.

Painter.

Richard Conte initially adopted a hyper-realist approach to drawing everyday scenes based on photo transparencies. One day, in a fit of anger, he is said to have screwed one of his drawings into a ball and hurled it into a corner of the studio. He found the drawing the following day and attempted to smooth it out, only to be left with a crumpled piece of paper which, to his surprise, he found aesthetically pleasing. This led to a collaboration with the couturiere Hélène Kievitch, for whom Conte went on to design ambiguous clothing' based on similarly crumpled - froissé - designs. More recently, Conte has started cutting up canvases to make theatre costumes and, in his series entitled ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1935, in Brooklyn (New York City).

Painter. Urban landscapes.

Robert Cottingham studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He has been staging solo exhibitions in the USA since 1968.

His painting is Hyperrealist in style and based on photographs. Urban signage is the constant theme of his work. The layout of most of his paintings is based on low-angled, off-centre views, often cutting off the subject. The meaning of the signs is of little interest to Cottingham, who is more concerned with their physical reality, the style of the lettering and their integration into the space of the canvas. His approach is not one of strict Realism but a stylisation of the real, using colours in flat tints....

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Australian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947.

Painter, performance artist. Figures.

Ivan Durrant produces provocative photo-realist paintings and sculptures of animals that force viewers to acknowledge the butchery involved in the production of meat. In his seminal 1975 work, he left the bloody carcass of a cow outside the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne....

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Mark W. Sullivan

American painter and printmaker. Eddy studied at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu (BFA, 1967, MFA, 1969) and came to prominence in the early 1970s as an exponent of Photorealism, producing airbrushed paintings based on photographs of automobiles (e.g. Untitled, 1971; Aachen, Neue Gal.), the displays in shop windows or still-lifes, as in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA from 1983.

Born 1944, in Nice.

Draughtsman.

Hyperrealist.

A second-generation artist of the Nice School, Roland Flexner left Nice in 1983 to move to New York. In his painting and drawing, Flexner draws on art history themes. He has interpreted funerary sculpture of the 15th century, the 'weeping figures', in a series of diptychs combining monochromatic flatness and almost life-size figures. In the 1990s, he explored the representation of the soul in his drawings, so masterfully executed they neared photo-realism. This was particularly the case in his portraits, in which he represented half of the face in the midst of a laugh or a yawn, with the other half remaining static. His ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 29 August 1930, in Deinze (East Flanders); died 5 October 2012.

Painter.

Raoul de Keyser is a hyperrealist painter who studied at the academy in Deinze. His Loft series consists of 16 small monochrome panels exploring matter and movement.

1966...

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Style of painting popular in Europe and the USA mainly from the 1920s to 1940s, with some followers in the 1950s. It occupies a position between Surrealism and Photorealism, whereby the subject is rendered with a photographic naturalism, but where the use of flat tones, ambiguous perspectives, and strange juxtapositions suggest an imagined or dreamed reality. The term was introduced by art historian ...

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Hungarian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 12 February 1944, in Budapest.

Painter.

Laszlo Mehes divides his time between Paris and Budapest. His work is connected with Realism which, in parallel with American Hyper-Realism, made its appearance in Europe. Founded on a highly 'legible' Figuration, however, Mehes sustains certain ambiguous relationships with reality. His works from ...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1951.

Painter.

Setsuko Minami was active at the time of the trend towards Hyperrealist painting. She took part in collective exhibitions in 1972 in Mexico and Buenos Aires and in 1974 at the exhibition of Japanese Art of Today in Montreal and Vancouver....

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Paraguayan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1960, in Concepción.

Painter. Still-lifes, flowers. Screens.

Hernán Miranda was self-taught. His still-lifes are painted in a hyperrealist style and the stylised flowers on his screens are inspired by Japanese prints. Hernán Miranda teaches at the Escuela de Artes at the Catholic University of Chile and is head of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Valdivia at the Universidad Austral de Chile....

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 1941, in Steterburg.

Painter.

Lienhardt von Monkiewitsch lives in Brunswick, where he also studied. His participation in the Venice Biennale alongside the Hyperrealists in 1971 and his presence in the exhibition of Hyperréalistes Américains, Réalistes Européens at the Centre Nationale d'Art Contemporain in Paris in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1941, in St Louis (Missouri).

Painter.

Moore is sometimes described as a Hyperrealist.

New York, 12 June 1991: Still-life with Red and Blue Corks 2 (1974, oil on canvas, 22 × 28 ins/55.9 × 71.1 cm) USD 1,650

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Spanish, 20th century, female.

Born 1938, in Madrid.

Painter. Interiors with figures.

Isabel Quintanilla belongs to a Spanish group called the Hyperrealists, where she made her name. In 1976, she featured in the New Subjectivity exhibition put on by Jean Clair during the Autumn Festival in Paris....