Painter, sculptor and poet Robert De Niro, Sr. was a substantial contributor to post-war American art for his dedication to painterly representation. While his contemporaries eschewed the figurative style of the Old Masters. De Niro reveled in it.

Painter, sculptor and poet Robert De Niro, Sr. was a substantial contributor to post-war American art for his dedication to painterly representation. While his contemporaries eschewed the figurative style of the Old Masters. De Niro reveled in it.

Little Robert De Niro with his parents, Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr. ~ NYC, 1944

Robert De Niro HBO Documentary, Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr.

Little Robert De Niro with his parents, Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr. ~ NYC, 1944

Robert De Niro, Sr., Woman in Red, 1961 (Courtesy of the Estate of Robert De Niro, Sr. and DC Moore Gallery, New York.)

Robert De Niro, Sr., Woman in Red, 1961 (Courtesy of the Estate of Robert De Niro, Sr. and DC Moore Gallery, New York.)

Actor Robert De Niro has established a $ 25,000 annual prize for a U.S. painter in honor of his  artist father. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Actor Robert De Niro has established a $ 25,000 annual prize for a U.S. painter in honor of his artist father. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Young Robert De Niro with his painter father 'Robert De Niro Sr.

Young Robert De Niro with his painter father 'Robert De Niro Sr.

Robert De Niro, Sr. (May 3, 1922 – May 3, 1993)[1] was an American abstract expressionist painter,

Robert De Niro, Sr. (May 3, 1922 – May 3, 1993)[1] was an American abstract expressionist painter,

Josef Albers teaching Robert De Niro Sr. (father of the actor) Drawing Class at Black Mountain College, 1939

Josef Albers teaching Robert De Niro Sr. (father of the actor) Drawing Class at Black Mountain College, 1939

Robert De Niro by Elaine de Kooning 1973  More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/77102/National-Portrait-Gallery-presents-rarely-seen-portraits-by-Elaine-de-Kooning#.VQRvw47F_MU[/url] Copyright © artdaily.org

Robert De Niro by Elaine de Kooning 1973 More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/77102/National-Portrait-Gallery-presents-rarely-seen-portraits-by-Elaine-de-Kooning#.VQRvw47F_MU[/url] Copyright © artdaily.org

Flowers in a Blue Vase b y Robert De Niro, Sr., Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 inches, 1966

Flowers in a Blue Vase b y Robert De Niro, Sr., Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 inches, 1966

"Figure Group" by Robert De Niro Sr., 1977-82, Estate of the artist | John Seed: Writing About Art and Artists: Robert De Niro Sr: Painter and Poet

"Figure Group" by Robert De Niro Sr., 1977-82, Estate of the artist | John Seed: Writing About Art and Artists: Robert De Niro Sr: Painter and Poet

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