Rosalind Portrait of the Artist’s Mother
1985 Oil

#A8838

Richard Caldwell Brewer

This 1985 oil on canvas abstracted portrait is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his charmed circle of artist friends, represent the lesser known art scene that emerged in the wake of Abstract Expressionism. Close friends and contemporaries with art world notables, such as Robert De Niro Sr., Nell Blaine, Leland Bell, and Samuel Wagstaff, Brewer's career is certainly that of a "painter's painter." His move to California in the 1950s brought him in touch with San Francisco's vibrant Beat poet scene, and he maintained his ties to NYC traveling between the two coasts regularly. A selection of his works on paper and writings are in the collection of the Bancroft Library at UC-Berkeley, an archive that also includes the work of Mark Twain and Joan Brown, among others. Much of his work has also been acquired by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries - the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world.

1985
Oil on Canvas
38.4"x67" framed, 37"x65.5" unframed

All pieces purchased before our August 7th Exhibition Reception are on hold for the show and will ship out starting the week of the 26th.

Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a contemporary wood floater frame with a silver finish.

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