artists

• Laurie Anderson
• Phyllis Bramson
• Brad Brown
• John Buck
• Tom Burckhardt
• Kathy Butterly
• Enrique Chagoya
• Bernard Cohen
• Evan Colbert
• Roy De Forest
- "Dogman and Indian"
- "Ode to Rin Tin Tin"
• Donna Dennis
• Rafael Ferrer
• Dianna Frid
• Elliott Green
• Red Grooms
• Susan Hall
• Jane Hammond
• Don Ed Hardy
• Ana Maria Hernando
• Mildred Howard
• Robert Hudson
• Yvonne Jacquette
• Luis Jiménez
• Roberto Juarez
• Susanne Kühn
• Robert Kushner
• Li Lin Lee
• Hung Liu
• Kara Maria
• Miho Morinoue
• Hiroki Morinoue
• John Newman
• Manuel Ocampo
• Matthew Palladino
• Janis Provisor
• Jeera Rattanangkoon
• Rex Ray
• Jim Ringley
• Peter Saul
• Italo Scanga
• Hollis Sigler
• Stacey Steers
• James Surls
• Barbara Takenaga
• Emmi Whitehorse
• William T. Wiley
• Betty Woodman
• Thomas Woodruff
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selected prints
 
"Dogman and Indian"

Roy De Forest
 
"Ode to Rin Tin Tin"

Roy De Forest
 
Roy De Forest : Born: 1930 in North Platte, NE , Died 2007

We are saddend by the sudden death of Roy De Forest on May 18th, 2007.

Roy De Forest was one of the preeminent artists of the California Bay area. Usually associated with the "Funk" art movement, De Forest, with appealing irreverence, mades paintings, drawings and sculpture of a wild world of weird humans and amazing beady-eyed dogs. "For me, one of the most beautiful things about art is that it is one of the last strongholds of magic. It is one of the few areas of human activity in which it is possible to do something for which you would be otherwise locked up or incarcerated, especially if you were a politician and did what you can do in a painting."

De Forest made three prints at Shark's; his first a woodcut, "Van Gogh in the Tropics" in 1999,"Ode to Rin Tin Tin", in 2002 and most recently "Dogman and Indian", a lithograph with hand painting in an elaborate frame made and painted by the artist.

De Forest was an influential teacher at the University of California/Davis and has exhibited his work worldwide, in numerous solo and group shows. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and many others.

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