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 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
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
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