Photorealism Ron Kleemann

Ron Kleemann (July 24, 1937 – May 30, 2014) was an American photorealist painter. Kleemann has been recognized as one of the original artists of the Photorealism movement. His work is usually that of shiny, brightly painted vehicles sometimes focusing on just certain parts.
Kleemann began to use photographs as aides for his paintings in 1968..These early paintings had subjects such as trucks and cars. Some of the paintings were superimposed with parts of the male and female body. In the early 1970s, Kleemann began to paint extreme close ups of race cars and trucks. This series of paintings made him an icon of Photorealism and solidified his position amongst the original Photorealists.Wikipedia

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Ron Kleemann  has focused his work on what he deems “corporate graffiti,” depicting the branding marks and logos on automobiles. Beginning with Grand Prix cars, he later painted Indy 500 cars, trucks, police vehicles, and fire engines. His most recent work has portrayed NASCAR cars. Kleemann has produced 154 Photorealist paintings and exhibited his work extensively throughout the United States, including notable public collections." (

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