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Larry Rivers

Born 1923, New York City, USA.

Died 2002, Southampton, New York, USA

After active service in the US Army Air Corps, Larry Rivers went to the Julliard School of Music.  He studied with Hans Hofmann and then at New York University.  In 1951 he began The Burial the first in a series whose subject was Walter Williams, the last Civil War veteran. He was the only artist of the New York school never wholly to abandon the figurative and in the 60s he became associated with the younger generation of Pop Artists.  His subject matter was found in popular culture and the popular history of nineteenth century America and parallels Sidney Nolan's approach to Australia.

 

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