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Bay Area Figuration


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A term applied to the work of a number of American painters active in the San Francisco Bay area in the 1950s whose paintings were figurative but strongly influenced by the broad and vigorous brushwork of Abstract Expressionism. The main artists involved were Elmer Bischoff (1916–91), Richard Diebenkorn, and David Park (1911–60), all of whom had either studied or taught at the California School of Fine Arts (where Rothko and Still had been teachers in the late 1940s).

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