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Creator Name: Rivers, Larry
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: b. 1923
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Larry Rivers
Title: Europe I
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1956
Creation End Date: 1956
Creation Date: 1956
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: oil on canvas
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: H.72 x W.48 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 57.34
Credit Line: Anonymous gift
Copyright: Art: © Artist or Artist's Estate/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Larry Rivers was one of many artists who came of age towards the close of the abstract expressionist movement but is one of the very few who emerged as a leader of the succeeding movement towards figurative art. While he admired and adapted the vigorous painterly handling and color rhythms of Willem de Kooning, Rivers subjected these expressionistic tendencies to a figural representation that achieved haunting, recognizable images from fused, blurred and fragmented elements.

Recollections of family history, and use of the photograph as a historical document, were central to many of Rivers' paintings of this period . Europe I is based on a photograph of the artist's great-uncle and cousins taken in Poland around 1928.

AMICA ID: MIA_.57.34
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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