Painter, sculptor and poet Robert De Niro, Sr. was a substantial contributor to post-war American art for his dedication to painterly representation. While his contemporaries eschewed the figurative style of the Old Masters. De Niro reveled in it.

Painter, sculptor and poet Robert De Niro, Sr. was a substantial contributor to post-war American art for his dedication to painterly representation. While his contemporaries eschewed the figurative style of the Old Masters. De Niro reveled in it.

Robert De Niro, Sr., Woman in Red, 1961 (Courtesy of the Estate of Robert De Niro, Sr. and DC Moore Gallery, New York.)

Robert De Niro, Sr., Woman in Red, 1961 (Courtesy of the Estate of Robert De Niro, Sr. and DC Moore Gallery, New York.)

Actor Robert De Niro has established a $ 25,000 annual prize for a U.S. painter in honor of his  artist father. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Actor Robert De Niro has established a $ 25,000 annual prize for a U.S. painter in honor of his artist father. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Little Robert De Niro with his parents, Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr. ~ NYC, 1944

Robert De Niro HBO Documentary, Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr.

Little Robert De Niro with his parents, Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr. ~ NYC, 1944

Still life of fruit and flowers on a table - Robert De Niro, Sr.

Still life of fruit and flowers on a table - Robert De Niro, Sr.

Moroccan Women - Robert De Niro, Sr.

Moroccan Women - Robert De Niro, Sr.

Robert De Niro by Elaine de Kooning 1973  More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/77102/National-Portrait-Gallery-presents-rarely-seen-portraits-by-Elaine-de-Kooning#.VQRvw47F_MU[/url] Copyright © artdaily.org

Robert De Niro by Elaine de Kooning 1973 More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/77102/National-Portrait-Gallery-presents-rarely-seen-portraits-by-Elaine-de-Kooning#.VQRvw47F_MU[/url] Copyright © artdaily.org

Robert De Niro, Sr. (May 3, 1922 – May 3, 1993)[1] was an American abstract expressionist painter,

Robert De Niro, Sr. (May 3, 1922 – May 3, 1993)[1] was an American abstract expressionist painter,

Robert De Niro's Childhood Photos | MOVIE LOVERS | New York City, ca. 1946 "Sports were not his thing," says De Niro of his dad (with him in downtown Manhattan, where he grew up). "We liked to go to the movies."

Robert De Niro HBO Documentary, Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr.

Robert De Niro's Childhood Photos | MOVIE LOVERS | New York City, ca. 1946 "Sports were not his thing," says De Niro of his dad (with him in downtown Manhattan, where he grew up). "We liked to go to the movies."

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