Last Updated: 30 Apr, 2023 | Views: 271
Famous For: Father of actor Robert De Niro
Higher Education: Graduated
Robert De Niro Sr., a well known American abstract expressionist painter, was born in Syracuse. Abstract Expressionist painter Robert De Niro, Sr. frequently combined gestural abstraction with depiction in his paintings. He attended the renowned Black Mountain College and Hans Hoffman's studio in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Alongside other prominent members of the Expressionism movement including Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, he was featured in the 1945 Peggy Guggenheim exhibition "Art of This Century." De Niro's first solo exhibition would take place at Peggy Guggenheim's gallery later that year.
Robert De Niro Sr Career:
De Niro later took part in a number of significant group shows at venues like the Jewish Museum and Whitney Museum Annuals (now Biennials), as well as solo exhibitions at places like the Charles Egan Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Bard College, and Knoedler Gallery, among many others.
Many museums have collections of his work, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Hirschhorn Museums and Sculpture Garden in Washington, Washington dc, the Brooklyn Museums, the Museum Of art in Nyc, the Denver Art Museum, and the Denver Art Museum.
De Niro travelled between 1961 and 1964, settling down in Paris and doing landscape paintings.
Later on in his life, he would teach painting at Coop Union and the School of Graphic Arts, and in 1974, Niro would work as a visiting artist at the art department at Michigan State University.
Robert De Niro Sr Achievements and Awards:
Niro received various honors for his art, including the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1968 and the Longview Organization Award in 1958.
De Niro married Virginia Admiral, a fellow painter and poet, in 1942; they were the parents of renowned actor Robert De Niro Jr.
Robert De Niro Sr Death:
He passed away in Manhattan on the day of his 71st birthday, and his son established the Robert De Niro, Sr. Prize, an annual honor given to American painters who pioneer new techniques.