Clyde I. Seavey Jr. (1942-1969)

  • The son of noted illustrator and fine artist, Clyde F. Seavey and Adele de Izcue (a provocative Peruvian beauty), Clyde Izcue Seavey Jr. lived with his family in the Pacific Height’s neighborhood of San Francisco. The Seavey family was part of a vibrant international community of nouveaux bourgeois who often gathered in the Seavey salon. Their sprawling and dramatic four-story home served as the private gallery for his father’s many portraits and city scenes. Clyde I. Seavey Jr. created a series of haunting abstract figurative pieces in the later half of the 1960s while attending art school in Berkeley. In 1969, two years after the Summer of Love and at the height of the Vietnam War protests, Clyde Jr. took his own life in their family home. Shortly after, the mansion was torn down. Clyde’s father passed away in 1991 and his mother died in 2001. This portfolio is believed to have come from the last of the family’s personal collection.
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