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Larry Rivers

 (1923 - 2002)
Larry Rivers was active/lived in New York.  Larry Rivers is known for modernist pop figure, word image genre painting.

Larry Rivers

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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 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 paint  ...  Displaying 750 of 24060 characters.

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Photograph of Larry Rivers, 1956

About  Larry Rivers

Born:  1923 - New York City
Died:   2002 - Southampton, New York
Known for:  modernist pop figure, word image genre painting