Richard Diebenkorn (April 22, 1922 – March 30, 1993) was an American painter. His early work is associated with abstract expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. His later work (best known as the Ocean Park paintings) were instrumental to his achievement of worldwide acclaim. (Wikipedia)
Paul Wonner rose to prominence in the 1950s as an abstract expressionist associated with the Bay Area Figurative Movement, along with his partner, Theophilus Brown (1919-2012), whom he met in 1952 while attending graduate school. In 1956, Wonner started painting a series of dreamlike male bathers and boys with bouquets.
OC Museum of Art, Elmer Bischoff Two Figures at the Seashore, 1957 Bischoff is best known for the role he played with Diebenkorn and Park in launching the Bay Area Figurative movement. The mood of Bischoff's enigmatic Two Figures at the Seashore is ominous; the nude couple appears to be caught in a psychological standoff heightened by the fiery red sky.