Palm Springs Desert Museum

Palm Springs, CA



Contemporary American Realism

June 2, 2000 - February 18, 2001


During the 1950s, realism disappeared from critical consideration, only to re-emerge a decade later with Pop Art, Photo-Realism, Super-Realism and other styles loosely grouped under the category of New Realism.This exhibition of artworks from the Museum's permanent collection explores the diverse styles of realism of the late 20th century. Included are works by Richard Estes, Phillip Pearlstein, Andy Warhol, George Segal,Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, Chuck Close, Robert Treloar, and other artists. (left: Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920), Glassed Candy, 1980, lithograph, 47/150, Collection of the Palm Springs Desert Museum, Gift of Herk Van Tongeren)

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For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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