Seavey also made his living as a commercial artist for magazines such as The American Weekly. His real passion can be seen throughout his deeply personal work. Clyde’s detailed sketchbooks and paintings describe the story of his early domestic life at Laguna and California Streets in the 1930s-50s. In addition to his searing self-portraits, Clyde often depicted Adele (his wife), Clyde Jr. (their only child), and family friends, with an emotive and romantic eye. Adele de Izcue (a provocative Peruvian beauty) passed away a decade after Clyde in 2001.
Patterson & Sullivan, Photo courtesy of P&H Creative Group.