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Famous Photorealism Artists

List of famous Photorealism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Photorealism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Photorealism period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You're able to copy this list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use on a regular basis. This list contains artists like Jacques Bodin and Ralph Goings. (20 items)

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    Carolyn Brady

    Carolyn Brady was an American photorealist painter and artist. Her work often consists of hyper-realistic watercolors of flowers and table settings. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Claudio Bravo

    Claudio Bravo was a Chilean hyperrealist painter. He was greatly influenced by Renaissance and Baroque artists, as well as Surrealist painters such as Salvador Dalí. He lived and worked in Tangier, Morocco, beginning in 1972. Bravo also lived in Chile, New York and Spain. He was known mainly for his ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Artworks: Yellow Package, White Package, Eternum-Philip II, Circe, Paper and Wool + 5 more
    • Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Don Eddy

    Don Eddy is an American painter who gained initial fame as a photorealist; but his recent works have veered into the realm of metaphysics. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artworks: 12:45 Waiting V, The Rat, Toyota Showroom Window I, Autumn Light, Gorevic Silver + 5 more
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Duane Hanson was an American artist and sculptor from Minnesota who worked in South Florida. He was known for his lifecast realistic works of people, cast in various materials, including polyester resin, fiberglass, Bondo, and bronze. His work is often associated with the Pop Art movement, as well as ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Artworks: The Artist in His Loft, Tourists II, Baton Twirler, Woman Eating, Motorcycle Accident + 7 more
    • Birthplace: Alexandria, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    1986: Vertical Horizons (GAS) (G-481) - Ellery Kurtz, artist Howard Wishnow, Project Coordinator. An art conservation experiment sent into outer space on board the Space Shuttle Columbia. The experiment was enclosed in a G.A.S. canister from Nasa and placed in the cargo bay on a special mounting. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artworks: Space art
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Trompe-l'œil, Photorealism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Glennray Tutor

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    Glennray Tutor is an American painter who is known for his photorealistic paintings. He is considered to be part of the Photorealism art movement. His paintings are immersed with bright colors, nostalgic items, metaphor, and with a complete focus on detail. Tutor is a graduate of the University of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Artworks: Solo - My Only, Solo - I Dreamed it All, The Road to the Mesa, Phoenix, Quartet: For Me Alone + 5 more
    • Birthplace: Kennett, Missouri, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Gonzalo Morales Sáurez

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    Gonzalo Morales Sáurez is a Costa Rican painter. He studied in The San Fernando Academy in Madrid, Spain from 1970 to 1974. He is best known for his hyper-realistic works, and has exhibited his art in many museums and art galleries in Europe and the Americas. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: Costa Rica
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
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    Gus Heinze

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    Gus Heinze is an American photorealist painter. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Hilo Chen

    Hilo Chen is a Taiwanese-born American painter. He is best known for his photorealistic paintings of the female figure. He is represented by Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in New York where he currently lives and works. His work is in major museum collections throughout the world including the Solomon R. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Yilan City, Taiwan
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: United States of America, Taiwan
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Ian Hornak was an American draughtsman, painter and printmaker and one of the founding artists of the Hyperrealist and Photorealist art movements. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Hyperrealism, Photorealism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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    Jacques Bodin

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    Jacques Bodin is a French hyperrealist painter who has shown his hyperreal paintings in Paris and Milan. His work accentuates photographic deviations from reality to create a hyperrealism reference. Subject matter includes extreme closeup views of exacting images cast in shadow through reflective ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: France
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    James Doolin

    James Doolin was an American painter and muralist best known for his saturated natural and urban southern California landscapes. Los Angeles artist and writer Doug Harvey notes that his paintings allow us "to see the places we overlook every day and to recognize that, in spite of its ominous industrial ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    John Baeder

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    John Baeder is an American painter closely associated with the Photorealist movement. He is best known for his detailed paintings of American roadside diners and eateries. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    John Kacere

    John C. Kacere was an American artist. Originally an Abstract-Expressionist, Kacere adopted a photorealist style in 1963. Nearly all of his photorealist paintings depict the midsection of the female body. He is considered one of the original photorealists, although he rejected the term. Kacere painted ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Artworks: Joni 90, Lorena, Jill, Loretta II, Claire 98 + 5 more
    • Birthplace: Walker, Iowa, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    John Salt

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    John Salt is an English artist, whose greatly detailed paintings from the late 1960s onwards made him one of the pioneers of the photorealist school. Although Salt's work has developed through several distinct phases, it has generally focussed on images of cars, often shown wrecked or abandoned within a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Artworks: Montego, Desert Wreck, Falcon (Patchwork surface), Wreck, Sportwagon + 6 more
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Ralph Goings

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    Ralph Goings is an American painter closely associated with the Photorealism movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He is best known for his highly detailed paintings of hamburger stands, pick-up trucks, and California banks, portrayed in a deliberately objective manner. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artworks: Woman in Girdle, Body Reflection, Earth Movement, Every Girl's Dream, Untitled + 1 more
    • Birthplace: Corning, California, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Richard Estes

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    Richard Estes is an American artist, best known for his photorealist paintings. The paintings generally consist of reflective, clean, and inanimate city and geometric landscapes. He is regarded as one of the founders of the international photo-realist movement of the late 1960s, with such painters as ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Artworks: Downtown, near Broadway, Salzburg Cathedral, Post Office, 33rd and 8th + 10 more
    • Birthplace: Kewanee, Illinois, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Robert Cottingham

    Robert Cottingham is considered to be one of most important original photorealist painters. Cottingham's work focuses on items associated as Americana. He studied art at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute. His first solo show was in 1971 at the O.K. Harris Gallery in New York. In 1990, he was elected into the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Ron Kleemann

    Ron Kleemann was an American photorealist painter. Kleemann has been recognized as one of the original artists of the Photorealism movement. His work is usually that of shiny, brightly painted vehicles sometimes focusing on just certain parts. Kleemann began to use photographs as aides for his paintings ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Photorealism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Rupesh Patric

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    Rupesh Xavier Patric is a self-trained artist. His medium is the charcoal sketch. He lives in Bangalore, India. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Kochi, India
    • Associated periods or movements: Minimalism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Photorealism
    • Nationality: India
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