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Roy Dean De Forest

 (1930 - 2007)
Roy Dean De Forest was active/lived in California, Nebraska.  Roy De Forest is known for modernist naive drollery painting, funk collage.

Roy Dean De Forest

Roy De Forest became a painter of work not easily categorized because of his independent approach to the profession.   He has evolved through several styles from abstraction to funk to realism with subjects ranging from non-objective to realistic animals.  His early work was comprised of larger, overlapping, amorphous shapes in bright colors with detailed patterns within.

However, a consistent philosophy for his mature work has been irreverence for academic convention and a joy in being creative and finding his own way.  In his paintings, he expresses a personal pleasure in how own fantasies from which he constructs "hypothetical beings, situations and worlds".  The intent is to "preserve this possi  ...  Displaying 750 of 8341 characters.

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About  Roy Dean De Forest

Born:  1930 - North Platte, Nebraska
Died:   2007 - Valejo, California
Known for:  modernist naive drollery painting, funk collage