The Art of Robert De Niro Sr.

Little known fact: Robert De Niro's father, who died in 1993, was an accomplished artist, part of the mid century New York scene. Here's an image of De Niro with his wife Grace Hightower and Christian Estosi, the mayor of Nice. The elder De Niro's work was being shown there in 2010 at the Matisse Museum. It looks to me like Matisse must have been his greatest influence. Here's an interesting article on De Niro Sr's art, and his son's relationship to it.


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