Lost Art Salon is a San Francisco-based gallery that specializes in the rediscovery of historically significant artists and the curation of fine art collections reflecting the major styles and movements of the Modern Era. Open to the public, the gallerys showroom offers over 5,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and objects from the late 19th Century through the present, with a strong emphasis on 20th Century Modernism.
Howard Albert was an artist, musician, and composer. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago in the late 1930ís, and was reported to have studied printmaking with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in New York. Hayter was one of the foremost printmakers of the 20th century. His studio, which originated in Paris, was a workshop to such artists as Picasso and Miro.
In the 1930s and 1940s Albert worked as an arranger for a Chicago radio station. Later, he founded the Pauperís Press where he taught printmaking through the 60ís and 70ís. He was a master in a variety of printmaking methods, including etching, engraving, and woodblock printing. His subject matters included figures, abstraction, typography, and eroticism. In the 80ís, he relocated to Berkeley where he remained until his death in 2004.
Be sure to check out the six part YouTube interview with Howard Albert. Part IIIIIIIVVVIVII