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Roy Dean De Forest (American, 1930-2007), pastel on paper abstract drawing, untitled, depicting volcano, nude and other figures, and signature dog. Signed within work (at left): "Drawing by Roy De Forest 1977". Simple wood frame, slight tearsin the paper backing. Labels en verso for Struve Gallery, Chicago, and Cumberland Gallery, Nashville. 22" x 29-1/2" sight, 23-1/2" x 31" framed. Provenance: Nashville, TN collection. Biography (courtesy The New York Times): The sonof migrant farm workers, Roy DeForest was born in North Platte, Neb., in 1930 and grew up mostly in Washington State. He studied on a scholarship at the San Francisco Art Institute, where his teachers included Hassel Smith, Elmer Bischoffand David Park, and later taught at the University of California, Davis, from 1965 to 1992. His first solo show was at the East & West Gallery in San Francisco in 1955. Starting in 1966, De Forest exhibited regularly at the Allan Frumkin Galleryin New York. A retrospective organized by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art came to the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1975. Provenance: Nashville, TN collection.