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Richard Estes
Biography
1932
Born on May 14 in Kewanee, Illinois
Raised in Sheffield, Illinois
1952
1952-1956. Studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1956
Commercial artist working in publishing and advertising; doing paste-ups, layouts, illustrations, etc.
1959
Moves from Chicago to New York
1962
Lived and painted in Spain
1966
With money saved from working as a commercial artist and illustrator, began to paint full time
1967
Showed work to Allan Stone, New York; began by producing painting from his first solo exhibition
1968
First solo exhibition at the Allan Stone Gallery, New York, New York and the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
1971
Receives National Endowment Fellowship Award for Painting
1993
First solo exhibition with Marlborough Gallery, "New York Cityscapes" at FIAC, Grand Palais, Paris
1995
California Arts Council, Governor's Awards for the Arts, Achievement in Visual Arts Award
1996
Awarded the MECA Award for Achievement as a Visual Artist, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
2012
Currently lives and works in New York and Maine
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