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David Ligare, 1945 | Neo-classic painter

David Ligare is an American* contemporary realist painter. 
Since 1978, he has focused on painting still lifes, landscapes, and figures that are informed by Greco-Roman antiquity. 
Chief among his stated influences are the aesthetic and philosophical theories of the Greek sculptor Polykleitos and the mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, as well as the work of the 18th-century classical painter Nicholas Poussin. 
A resident of Salinas, California, his paintings often depict the terrain of the central Californian coast in the background.