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Larry Rivers

AKA Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg

Born: 17-Aug-1923
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Died: 14-Aug-2002
Location of death: Southampton, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American pop artist

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1942-43)

Wife: Augusta Berger (m. 1945, div., two sons)
Son: Joseph (adopted)
Son: Stephen
Wife: Clarice Price (schoolteacher, m. 1961, separated 1967, two daughters)
Daughter: Emma
Daughter: Gwynn
Slept with: Frank O'Hara (poet, curator, per autobiography)
Girlfriend: Diana Molinari (cohabited 1970s)
Girlfriend: Sheila Lanham (cohabited late 1970s)
Girlfriend: Daria Deshuk (cohabited early 1980s, one son)
Son: Sam Deshuk Rivers (b. 1985)
Girlfriend: Jeni Olin (cohabited 1998-2002, until his death)

    University: Juilliard School of Music (1945-46)
    University: Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts (1947-48)
    University: New York University (1951)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story (8-Sep-2000) · Himself
    Lovesick (18-Feb-1983)
    The Queen (17-Jun-1968) · Himself
    Pull My Daisy (11-Nov-1959)

Author of books:
What Did I Do? The Unauthorized Autobiography of Larry Rivers (1992, memoir)

Selected paintings:
Washington Crossing the Delaware (1953)
Frank O'Hara Nude With Boots (1954)
Double Portrait of Berdie (1955)
The Last Civil War Veteran (1961)
The Greatest Homosexual (1964)
The History of the Russian Revolution (1965)


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