The Bureaucrat, 1980
Oil on canvas, 11¾ x 15½ inches
Paul Rahilly holds a noteworthy position as a leading figure in the field of contemporary American realism. He offers a fresh take on the art of still life. Rahilly incorporates both realism and abstractions of the natural world, while offering us complex visual experiences in his sophisticated compositions and lusciously applied paints. His work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions at galleries and museums in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Solo exhibitions of his paintings have recently been mounted at the Gallery NAGA, Boston; Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina; and Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York.