Roy De Forest (1930–2007) created quirky, fantastical art often depicting dogs, with Country Dog Gentlemenexemplifying his distinctive style. In the painting, at least nine wild-eyed dogs stare at the viewer, appearing to seek food or pets. The work is segmented by a large tree and rich swathes of color. Dozens of colorful dots add even more embellishment and texture.
De Forest believed that dogs are people, too, and that art should be happy and fun. The playfulness of Country Dog Gentlemenreflects these values, creating a vision of joyful dogs with their tongues out.
1000 piece puzzle. Ages 12 and up. 20 x 27 in. assembled.
Roy De Forest, Country Dog Gentleman, 1972, polymer on canvas, 66 3/4 in. × 97 in. Collection SFMOMA, Gift of the Hamilton-Wells Collection; © Estate of Roy De Forest / Licensed by VAGA at ARS, New York.
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