Richard McLean was a leading artist in the Photorealist movement. He was born in 1934 in Hoquiam, Washington. Known for his paintings of horses with their owners, he used black and white photographs from monthly magazines dedicated to horse breeding and showmanship.
“His paintings are subsumed by a type of California spirit evident in their vibrant colors, which are reminiscent of Technicolor films or commercial photography. One of the 13 seminal Photorealist painters, McLean is also one of the foremost painters of horses in contemporary art.”