Dick took Classes in figure painting early in his career in California. Here are two distinctly different nudes. The first has a snow white pallet of the skin and a moderate voluptuousness and the second is imbued with slashes of color and a sinuous athletic body. What is similar is the peculiar smirk on each of the ladies.
Nude Study with Red Shawl, 24x30, Oil on Masonite, Unframed, Unsigned by Dick Burg, Courtesy of Peter Burg.
Nude Study, Seated in Red, 24x30, Oil on canvas-Masonite, Unframed, Signed by Burg, Courtesy of Peter Burg.