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William Snyder


c 1960

oil, found object on canvas

16 x 13 1/2 inches

Green Gallery label en verso

William Snyder (1926-2000) began his career in the 1950s making abstract expressionist paintings. He formed the Fyrehouse group in Srtockton, CA with Mel Hanson and Jm Muhs. At some point in the early 60s he and Hanson began to introduce figures from popular culture into their work, particularly Disney characters. The figures gradually took over Snyder's painting practice. His mature work consists mainly of surreal scenes of people in Disney costumes on the street associating with people in normal dress, a strange forerunner of cosplay.


thick paint, some crackle

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William Snyder, 1960s, Pop Realism

Estimate $400 - $600Jun 15
San Francisco, California, USA