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Roy De Forest was an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. Roy De Forest was born in North Platte, Nebraska in the year 1930.

De Forest attended San Francisco State where he earned both a B.A. and a M.A. degree.

Below the artist talks about his fondness of painting animals:

De Forest was based out of the San Francisco Bay area. He was part of the Funk Art and Nut Art movements. De Forest helped to coin the term “Nut Art.” Some key aspects of this art are humor and fantasy.

Price range information: The artist was a prolific printmaker. Works range from $5,000 to $75,000.

The artist enjoyed painting dogs. De Forest grew up on a farm and was quite fond of animals.

De Forest experimented with the medium of assemblage in his later years.

Roy De Forest passed away in 2007.

The artist is part of the permanent collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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