Roy De Forest

Life Dates:
1930 – 2007
Artist Biography:
Roy De Forest was an American painter known for his comic-like patchwork regionalist (California) style, often depicting dogs and other figurative content in his art. Born in North Platte, Nebraska, De Forest grew up in Yakima, Washington and attended junior college there. He then attended the San Francisco Art Institute and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at San Francisco State University. He taught at the University of California, Davis, from 1965 to 1992.