Roy De Forest was a prolific and imaginative American artist. De Forest became a painter of work not easily categorized because of his independent approach to the profession. He has evolved through several styles from abstraction to funk to realism with subjects ranging from non-objective to realistic animals. His early work was comprised of larger, overlapping, amorphous shapes in bright colors with detailed patterns within. This is a nice example of his work, and the value is based on recent auction records for similar works by De Forest.
This piece was made by Roy De Forest when he was a teacher at Yakima Valley College in 1958.