(1923 - 2002)
Larry Rivers was active/lived in New York. Larry Rivers is known for modernist pop figure, word image genre painting.
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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 name.
After a brief
period in the army during World War II, Rivers attended Julliard School
of Music for one year before returning to the jazz saxophone. After he
met the painter Jane Freilicher, he decided to devote himself to
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