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Larry Rivers
Date: American painter, sculptor, 1925–2002
Biography: An important Pop art painter and sculptor, Larry Rivers was first an accomplished jazz musician before he began studies with Hans Hofmann in the mid-1940s. He continued at New York University, completing a Bachelor of Art degree in art education in 1951. Rivers' technique is marked by a combination of drawing and painting, and his use of banal subject matter and found commercial and fine art imagery aligned his work with that of other Pop artists.