David Park

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Birthday
17, 1911
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Sep 20, 1960 (49)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
17, 1911
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Sep 20, 1960 (49)

About

Abstract painter associated with the Bay Area Figurative School and known for "Standing Male Nude in the Shower." Helped renew interest in figurative art.

Before Fame

He attended the San Francisco Art Institute, where he and fellow students Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff became bored with their teacher Clyfford Still's methods, planting the seeds of the Bay Area Figurative Movement.

Trivia

His work was featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

Family Life

He lived alone in Berkeley, California, until his death at age 49 from cancer.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of the surrealist painter Roberto Matta.