Paul Wonner rose to prominence in the 1950s as an abstract expressionist associated with the Bay Area Figurative Movement, along with his partner, Theophilus Brown (1919-2012), whom he met in 1952 while attending graduate school. In 1956, Wonner started painting a series of dreamlike male bathers and boys with bouquets.
Richard Diebenkorn (April 22, 1922 – March 30, 1993) was an American painter. His early work is associated with abstract expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. His later work (best known as the Ocean Park paintings) were instrumental to his achievement of worldwide acclaim. (Wikipedia)
Richard Diebenkorn was a well-known 20th century American painter. His early work is associated with Abstract expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Some say he couldn't do faces or hands.
Untitled, 1961. Nathan Oliveira (1928-2010) was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor. Although often associated with the Bay Area Figurative Movement, he felt that his paintings had been strongly influenced by Kooning, Giacometti and Bacon. He once stated: "I'm not part of the avant-garde. I'm part of the garde that comes afterward, assimilates, consolidates, refines."
Nathan Oliveira is often associated with the Bay Area Figurative Movement altho was aesthetically independent. He established an early reputation for his depictions of isolated figures painted in an improvisational style. His subjects and style varied tremendously as he created images of animals, birds of prey, human heads, masks, nudes and still lifes of fetish objects.
OC Museum of Art, Elmer Bischoff Two Figures at the Seashore, 1957 Bischoff is best known for the role he played with Diebenkorn and Park in launching the Bay Area Figurative movement. The mood of Bischoff's enigmatic Two Figures at the Seashore is ominous; the nude couple appears to be caught in a psychological standoff heightened by the fiery red sky.
Henry Pierre Villierme is an American painter associated with abstract expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement. Villierme is considered one of the "Second Generation" members of the Bay Area Figurative Movement