Saturday, October 02, 2004

Painting realism

Bernard Safran (1924-1995) was a high realist painter known for his penetrating portraits.
His many covers for TIME Magazine were seen by millions, and included portraits of Queen Elizabeth, Pope John XXIII, and Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon.
After leaving TIME, Safran painted a sweeping series of works chronicling New York City daily life.
In his late forties he moved his family to a remote farmhouse in eastern Canada, and over the next 20 years created a parallel series of paintings of rural working life.
More of his masterful work can be viewed at the Bernard Safran site.

[All artwork and texts © copyright 1958-2002 Estate of Bernard Safran.]

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