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John Currin

 (born 1962)
John Currin is active/lives in New York, Colorado.  John Currin is known for female figure and portrait painting-caricature.

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Biography   John Currin


A contemporary painter who was part of a group that sought to resurrect figurative painting, John Currin strives for work that reveals both individual characteristics as well as some aspect of their life.  His portraits and nudes have received widespread attention, and his specialty is cartoon-like women who veer between the appearance of total bimbo and older women who are uncomfortable with their sexuality.  He only paints about twelve paintings a year.

He was born in Boulder, Colorado, earned his B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, and in 1986 graduated from Yale University's MFA program.  With such high-brow credentials, he sees the irony in the "bimbo" subject matter for which he has become known, an   ...  Displaying 750 of 1295 characters.

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