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Photo: Oren Flor

 

Richard Estes
Born 1932 in Kewanee, IL
Lives and works in New York, NY
Water Taxi, Mount Desert, 1999
oil paint on canvas
35 x 66 1/4 inches
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Gift of the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation
2002.13
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Estes is a major figure in American painting and is an originator of Photorealism. He often depicts street and city scenes, images of water and water transport. His large-scale works attest to his precision and attention to detail. Since the death of his companion, water has become a comforting symbol for him. Here the woman and child may suggest acute yearning as they turn, isolated from one another, and look back at Mount Desert Island, Maine. Estes lives a portion of the year in Maine.