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ROY DE FOREST

(American, 1930-2007)

DOGS, 1975

Silkscreen over Lithograph on Paper

22¾ x 31 Inches

Signed Upper Left, "Roy De Forest"

Number and Limitation, Lower Left, "125/150"

Dated Lower Right, "1975"

 

De Forest studied at the California School of Fine Arts, 1950-1952 and the San Francisco State College, B.A. 1953, M.A. 1958. Taught at Yakima Junior College, Washington, 1958-1960; Contra Costa Junior College, San Pablo, 1960-1961; San Francisco State, 1961-1962; California College of Arts and Crafts, 1964-1965; and the University of California, Davis since 1965. In 1972, De Forest received a National Endowment for the Arts Award.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

East & West Gallery, San Francisco, 1955,1958; Stone Court Gallery, Yakima, Washington, 1959, 1960; Dilexi Gallery, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967; Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York; San Francisco Art Institute, 1969; 1972; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1971; Retrospective, San Francisco Museum of Art; Fort Worth Art Center; Utah Museum of Fine Arts; Whitney Museum of American Art, 1974-1975.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

California School of Fine Arts, Roy DeForest, Relf Case, Richard Brodney and Bart Perry, (1952); 72nd Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1953; 73rd Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1954; PACIFIC COAST ART, 3rd Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1955; 76th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1957; 77th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1958; 79th Annual Painting Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1960; Eightieth Annual Painting Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Institute (Formerly the San Francisco Art Association) at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1961; Fifty California Artists, Whitney Museum of Art 1962; Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1962, 63, 64; The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, 1962, 63, 64, 66; San Francisco Museum of Art, Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era 1976.

 

Public Collections:

Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; The Oakland Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 

Source:

David J Carlson, Carlson Gallery, California. Carlson's specialty is Post-World War II California artists, and he is preparing a catalogue for a 2004 traveling exhibition of these artists to several California museums.

 

Reference:

E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Jacques Busse, 1999 Nouvelle Édition, Gründ 1911, Vol. 5, p. 572-573; Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers of the U.S.: Colonial to 2002, Bob Creps, Dealer’s Choice Books, Inc. 2002, Vol. 1, p. 345; Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Peter Hastings Falk, Sound View Press 1999, Vol. 1, p. 866; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Painting & Sculpture Collection; Catalog of The Oakland Museum; Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980; Henry Hopkins, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Modern Era; et al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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