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Abstracted People Scene
20th Century Pastel



Calvin Anderson

This 20th century pastel abstracted people scene is by Bay Area painter, printmaker, and designer Calvin Anderson (1925-2023). He studied at CCAC and Art Center College in the 1940s and worked as a commercial art director in San Francisco for 40 years. Anderson created graphics for the SF Ballet for 20 years, and two of his poster designs are in the permanent collection at SFMOMA. Anderson taught Design at SFAI in the 1960s. He was a prolific printmaker in the 1990s-2000s, creating hundreds of minimal, abstract compositions drawing from his love of Modernism and design.

20th century
Pastel on paper
17"x13" framed, 8"x5.75" unframed

Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a maple face and black edges using archival matting behind conservation clear glass.