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 Larry Rivers  (1923 - 2002)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: modernist pop figure, word image genre painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Larry Rivers
1923 (New York City)
2002 (Southampton, New York)

New York

Photograph of Larry Rivers, 1956
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modernist pop figure, word image genre painting

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Figurative* artist Larry Rivers was born in the Bronx in 1923 to Ukrainian Jewish parents, and was named Yitzak Loiza Grossberg.  Rivers belonged to the second generation of the New York School* of painters, although unlike most of his contemporaries he stayed away from abstraction instead preferring narrative paintings.  He began his artistic career playing the jazz saxophone, and when one night his group was introduced as "Larry Rivers and the Mudcats," he decided to keep the (showing 500 of 24089 characters).

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