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Estes, Richard

American painter associated with Photo-Realism, a movement in painting characterized by extremely meticulous depiction of detail, high finish, and sharp-focus clarity. Estes is known for his fastidious and highly realistic paintings of urban scenes. His use of photography as a crucial element in the organization of these images links him to other artists who emerged in the 1960s and '70s, including Chuck Close and Duane Hanson

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