Richard Estes b. 1932

Considered one of the foremost Photorealist painters, the work of Richard Estes is greatly inspired by the paintings of Edgar Degas, Edward Hopper and Thomas Eakins. Despite their looser brush work, Estes' 1960s works featuring city life and people engaged in everyday activities laid the groundwork for extremely refined, masterfully detailed paintings of windowed storefronts and unassuming urban settings with an almost dreamlike atmosphere. Estes was born in Kewanee, Illinois in 1932, and raised in Chicago. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1952-1956, and moved to New York soon after. He worked as a graphic designer for a number of magazines and advertising agencies until 1966. Estes is the recipient of a National Council for the Arts fellowship and is a member of the National Academy of Design. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, among others. He lives in New York and Maine.

Auction Results Richard Estes

RICHARD ESTES, Bus from Urban Landscapes III | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Bus from Urban Landscapes III

estimate: $1,500–2,500
result: $4,063
RICHARD ESTES, Salzburg Cathedral | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Salzburg Cathedral

estimate: $800–1,200
result: $1,125
RICHARD ESTES, Untitled (two works) | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Untitled (two works)

estimate: $1,500–2,500
result: $1,750
RICHARD ESTES, Untitled (two works) | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Untitled (two works)

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $625
RICHARD ESTES, Untitled (two works) | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Untitled (two works)

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $1,375
RICHARD ESTES, Untitled | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Untitled

estimate: $700–900
RICHARD ESTES, Untitled | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Untitled

estimate: $800–1,200
result: $715
RICHARD ESTES, Untitled (two works) | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Untitled (two works)

estimate: $1,500–2,500
result: $1,250
RICHARD ESTES, Untitled | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Untitled

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $2,125
RICHARD ESTES, Untitled | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Untitled

estimate: $800–1,200
result: $585
RICHARD ESTES, Qualicraft Shoes | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Qualicraft Shoes

estimate: $1,500–2,500
result: $4,225
RICHARD ESTES, 4 1/2 % Interest (Urban Landscapes No. 2) | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

4 1/2 % Interest (Urban Landscapes No. 2)

estimate: $1,500–2,500
result: $1,536
RICHARD ESTES, The Ginger Man (Urban Landscapes No. 2) | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

The Ginger Man (Urban Landscapes No. 2)

estimate: $1,500–2,500
result: $2,816
RICHARD ESTES, Cafeteria from Radical Realism I | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Cafeteria from Radical Realism I

estimate: $1,500–2,500
result: $5,000
RICHARD ESTES, Untitled (two works) | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Untitled (two works)

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $1,625
RICHARD ESTES, Untitled | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Untitled

estimate: $700–900
result: $1,375
RICHARD ESTES, Qualicraft Shoes | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Qualicraft Shoes

estimate: $1,500–2,500
result: $3,640
RICHARD ESTES, Salzburg Cathedral | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Salzburg Cathedral

estimate: $800–1,200
result: $1,500
RICHARD ESTES, Salzburg Cathedral | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Salzburg Cathedral

estimate: $800–1,200
result: $1,375
RICHARD ESTES, Collection of seventy-seven works on paper | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Collection of seventy-seven works on paper

estimate: $8,000–12,000
result: $5,625
RICHARD ESTES, D-Train | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

D-Train

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $62,500
RICHARD ESTES, 4 1/2 % Interest (from Urban Landscapes No. 2) | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

4 1/2 % Interest (from Urban Landscapes No. 2)

estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $1,500
RICHARD ESTES, Oriental Cuisine (from the Urban Landscapes No. 1 series) | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Oriental Cuisine (from the Urban Landscapes No. 1 series)

estimate: $1,200–1,800
result: $4,375
RICHARD ESTES, Salzburg Cathedral | ragoarts.com

Richard Estes

Salzburg Cathedral

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,152