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1978 Bay Area Figurative Oil



Alysanne McGaffey

This 1978 oil on canvas abstracted figure entitled Anger/Fury by Bay Area artist Alysanne McGaffey (1931-2018). Born in Seattle, McGaffey moved to San Francisco in the mid 1950s to study at SFAI with Bay Area Figurative pioneers Joan Brown, Nathan Oliveira, Jay DeFeo, Walter Kuhlman, and Manuel Neri. McGaffey also took classes at CCAC and UC Berkeley, and received an MFA in Painting from the University of San Francisco. She became involved in community arts organizations, holding offices in several, including the Coastal Arts League and Pacifica's Cultural Arts Commission. Eventually McGaffey's gaze moved from the figure to the landscape, and she spent the last thirty years traveling the Northern California coast painting watercolor seascapes.

Oil on Canvas
22"x26" framed, 21"x25" unframed

Signed, dated, titled on back. Framed in original hand-built lath frame. Excellent vintage condition.